Covid vaccine for children is possible in a few days: Health Minister after meeting with PM
Children Corona Vaccination: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has given this information in the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting
The corona vaccine for children in the country can come by August. For the first time, such indications have been given by the government. According to reports, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has told this to BJP MPs. He has given this information in the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting. Earlier, the corona vaccine for children was expected to arrive by September. AIIMS chief Dr. Randeep Guleria said last week that the use of the Covid-19 vaccine for children can be approved by September. The trial of Zydus Cadila's vaccine for children in the country is in the final stages.
At the same time, Bharat Biotech is also engaged in preparing the corona vaccine for children. She is also engaged in the third phase of testing. If the results of the trial have been successful, then they will apply for the early approval of the children's corona vaccine. Trials of the Covid-19 vaccine for children have also been done in Patna and Delhi AIIMS. Bharat Biotech's indigenous vaccine Covaccine is already being administered to adults under emergency approval across the country. Serum Institute is also preparing to test its vaccine for children.
The corona vaccine of American company Pfizer is being administered to children in the world. However, this company has put many conditions regarding entry into India, including the condition of exemption from any legal action regarding vaccination. At the same time, the EU's health regulatory agency has approved the emergency use of Moderna's vaccine for children aged 12 to 17 years.
Health experts also say that vaccination is very important to send children to school and protect them from the third wave. In the third wave of Corona, the possibility of more impact on children has also been expressed. Many state governments, including Delhi, have also said that vaccination of children is very important for opening schools. Many states have announced to open schools of higher classes, but most of the states have not yet taken the risk of opening schools below class VIII.