Lucknow: 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 these children were vaccinated. This vaccine has been given under the plan of Covaccine.
Kanpur doctor JS Kushwaha said, so far 20 children of 12-18 years of age 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. Has gone. All the kids are fine. There is no particular problem. It’s just a little bit painful.
Serum Institute to start trials on children in July
Serum Institute of India has also indicated to start trials of Kovovax vaccine to protect children from Kovid in July. The US vaccine development company Novavax, after trials on children conducted in the US, said that its Phase-3 trial in 119 cities in the US state of Mexico gave very good results, with a percentage of 90.4%.
Children’s vaccine expected to be approved in September
Delhi AIIMS Hospital’s director Dr. Randeep Guleria has said that Bharat Biotech’s covaccine can be approved for children by September. He said, “The data will be available by September after the Phase II and III trials of Covaccine on children. Covaccine may be approved for children this month. Along with this, if Pfizer-BioNtech is approved in India, it could 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 this theory.