Now the trial of corona vaccine on children has started in the country. So far 5 children in the age group of 2 to 6 years have been vaccinated. For the first time, a two-year-old eight-month-old girl was vaccinated. In Kanpur countryside, a private doctor got her child vaccinated for a vaccine trial. Blood samples were taken before vaccinating these children. This vaccine has been given under the plan of Covaxin.
The Chief Guide of the trial team, Dr. Tripathi told that all the children will be monitored by the team members for 7 days. Morning and evening reports of all will be sent to ICMR. Was discharged in the evening. Everyone will take the second dose on day 28. The reports of these children are being sent to ICMR and Bharat Biotech. In this age group too, 20 children are to be tested for the vaccine.
Kanpur’s doctor JS Kushwaha said, so far 20 children of 12-18 years have been given the vaccine, 20 children of 6 to 12 years have also been given doses and five children of 2 to 6 years have been vaccinated. is. All the kids are fine. There is no particular problem. It’s just a bit painful.
The Serum Institute of India has also indicated to start the trial of covovax vaccine, which protects children from Covid, in July. The US vaccine development company Novavax, after trials on children in the US, said that its Phase-3 trial in 119 cities in the US state of Mexico yielded very good results, with a percentage of 90.4%.
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, Delhi AIIMS Hospital has said that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin can be approved for children by September. He said, “The data will be available by September after the Phase II and III trials of Covaxin on children. Covaxin may be approved for children this month. Along with this, if Pfizer-BioNtech is approved in India, then it can also be an option for a vaccine for children.
However, Dr. Guleria has denied that children are more likely to be affected in the third wave of corona. He said that there is no reason to believe in this theory.