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(WATCH) FDA Advisory Panel Meeting: 1-Year-Old Suffered Multiple Seizures, High Fever & Rash After 1st Dose in mRNA COVID-19 Jab Clinical Trials


The FDA’s Vaccines & Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) is meeting today to discuss emergency use authorization for the mRNA COVID-19 shots for children ages 6 months to 5 years.

In the meeting, the FDA discussed the case of a 17-month-old female infant who suffered multiple seizures in the clinical trials.

Dr. Jacqueline Miller, Moderna’s Senior Vice President, Therapeutic Area Head, Infectious Diseases, described the case.

She experienced a seizure two days after the 1st dose, and her maximum temperature was 103.1 degrees.

After the initial fever, she developed a rash across her body, and her temperature rose to 104 degrees on day two.

At the time of the seizure, she was noted to be limp with no purposeful movements.

And the seizure was not observed by medical professionals.

She had a second seizure approximately six weeks later, with other symptoms of fever and respiratory infection.

Despite these adverse reactions to the first dose, the infant remained in the clinical trial and received a 2nd dose of the experimental mRNA COVID-19 shot.


Dr. Jacqueline Miller expressed this view moments later:

“At this moment, our view is it’s just critically important to start vaccinating babies so that they can start benefitting from the same protection as other age cohorts,” she said.

Watch the livestream for the VRBPAC meeting HERE:



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