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Covaxin for children above 2 years will be available from September

The country has raised its drive for the coronavirus vaccine. Now, you can assume coronavirus vaccine for kids by September says Dr. Randeep Guleria, director of Delhi AIIMS. He is a significant member of the government task force on coronavirus, said that the data of Covaxin for kids after finishing the 2/3 trials will be available by September. Guleria said that the approval will also be expected in the same month.

Providing further details, he said that if the vaccine named Pfizer-BioNTech gets approval in India. Then, it can be a great option for children. Delhi AIIMS has begun screening kids for the trials from June 7 and has involved kids between the age of two to seventeen.

On May 12, DCGI approved Bharat Biotech to bring out the Phase 2 and 3 covaxin trials on kids as young as 2.

Talking about the schools reopening for children, Dr. Randeep Guleria said that the officials should look at opening up schools in a method that will protect them from becoming super spreaders. He also added that a holistic proposal has been in this matter.

He said that how the classroom can be reopened in non-containment zones, and on an alternate day calling kids to school. Dr. Guleria suggested that open-air schooling will be a great method to avoid infection spread via the climate of India may not allow it.

The country expert panel and central drug authority have accessed and accepted Bharat Biotech’s phase 3 trial data of coronavirus vaccine Covaxin.

The COVID-19 SEC (Subject Expert Committee) of the CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organization) on Tuesday reviewed and accept the data. As per the reports, their advice has been sent to DCGI.

For latest updates, stay tuned to the news section.

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