This expert statement was submitted by Italian lawyer Renate Holzeisen in conjunction with a lawsuit that challenges the EU’s authorization of the use of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine on children of 12 years and older.
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“These vaccines are very unlikely to completely sterilize a population. They are quite likely to have an effect on a percentage, say 60 or 70 percent. We’ll have to look quite carefully, and the regulators will have to look quite carefully to make sure that it’s done what we need it to do before it gets approved — so there will be a delay between the outcome of the trial and the decision whether it can be approved as a vaccine.