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Covid 19 Vaccines available for Children in India

Covid 19 Vaccines available for Children in India

The country should consider restart schools in a "staggered way" for places having positivity rates below 5 percent, said Dr. Randeep Guleria Director of India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi,

Most schools of India have been shut since the first nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid imposed in the first wave lockdown in March year 2020.

He said,

"I am supporter of opening up schools in staggered way, for districts that are seeing less virus circulation."

Dr. Randeep Guleria said Children had a good deal of exposure to the covid virus in India, and many developed natural antibodies immunity.

He further said Covid-19 vaccines for children would be available in India by September. Preliminary data from Covaxin's clinical test for children is encouraging, he added.

ZYDUS Cadila: Zydus Cadila has finished the clinical test of its DNA-based Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D for children between the 12-18 age group, and it could soon be available in India.

An affidavit submitted dated July 15. said Satyendra Singh, Under Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

"Its submitted that Zydus Cadila which is developing a DNA covid vaccine has successfully finished its clinical test for the age group between 12-18 age."

Singh added Ahmedabad-based vaccine company Zydus Cadila's DNA vaccine is

"subject to statutory permissions, the same may be available in near future for children group of 12-18 age". 

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City officials said Monday.

Early trials of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine among children ages 12 to 17 have started in Moscow,

Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said 100 volunteers had been hired who haven't been previously infected with the coronavirus and don't have health issues that would prevent them from getting the shots.

Rakova said the youths would receive a small Sputnik V dose than what is usually regulated for adults.

A survey conducted by AIIMS and WHO found that the SARS-CoV-2 variant's positive serum reaction rate among children was very high compared to an adult population. Hence, it is unlikely that any future third wave of the prevailing Covid-19 variant would disproportionately affect children aged two years or older.


Randeep Guleria said

If Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine gets a get going signal in India, that could also be an option for children. US vaccine makers Moderna and Pfizer have insisted on an indemnity clause before supplying their Covid-19 vaccines in our country.

There is No discussion of vaccines for children in India with Moderna and Sputnik V.

Moderna: The European medicines observer on Friday approved Moderna's coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, making it the second jab for teenagers for use in the continent.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said, using Moderna's brand name.

"The use of Spikevax vaccine in children from group age of 12 to 17 years will be the same as people aged 18 and above,"

The vaccine will prescribe two injections, each four weeks apart.

The EMA said.

The decision by the Amsterdam-based agency follows the approval of the first vaccine for European youngsters by Pfizer/BioNTech in May. The effects of Spikevax have been examined among 3,732 children aged 12 to 17 years, 

Covaxin: The test of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on children is underway, and the results are awaiting by September this year, quoted AIIMS director Dr. Randeep Guleria

Randeep Guleria's report comes as the second dose of Covaxin is likely to be regulated to children between ages 2-6 years in trials next week. The double dosage of Covaxin has already been prescribed to children between the ages of 6-12 years in AIIMS Delhi.

On June 22, Randeep Guleria had told that a Covid-19 vaccine would be available for children in India by September this year.

Dr. Guleria said.

Following protocols such as masking, social distancing, and proper ventilation can allow schools to reopen since prolonged closure has affected children adversely,

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