Covid -19 vaccine may be in use from this month or the next month. There are two vaccines which are been tested in India which are Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Zydus Cadila’s ZyCov-D.
Dr. Priya Abraham said “Phase 2 and 3 trails of covaxine are underway for children under 2-18 years. Hopefully, the results will be available soon, which will then be presented to the regulators. So by September or just after it, we will have covid-19 vaccines for children.” It was said during interview with the OTT Channel of the Department of science and technology.
Covid-19 vaccines for adults were available but the vaccines for children were in trial. But this is also going to be available very soon. These are the only vaccines in the world which can be given to the children age 2-18 years old.
So, whatever the variant, the vaccine is till now protective against all, including the Delta variant. So, there should not be any hesitancy at all,” she said.
In the coming few weeks or by September vaccines should be available for children. We should then start schools in a graded manner as we have been doing for 18-45 years age,” said the AIIMS chief.