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Covaxin For Children: Covaxin Becomes First Covid-19 Vaccine In India To Get Emergency Use For Kids Aged 2 To 18 By Dcgi Ongoing

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Pranjul Srivastava
Updated Tue, 12 Oct 2021 03:47 PM IST

Summary

Union Minister of State for Health Dr. Bharti Pawar said- There has been some confusion. Right now a committee of experts is discussing it. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGA) has not approved it.

Parents waiting for the corona vaccine for their children may have to wait longer. It was claimed in media reports on Tuesday afternoon that the Covaxin vaccine has been approved for the age group of two to 18 years, but later the government denied this claim and said that approval is yet to be received. Is.

Union Minister of State for Health Dr. Bharti Pawar said that the evaluation of Covaxin for children is still on. There are some doubts about this and talks are going on in the expert committee regarding the vaccine. It has not yet been approved by the Drug Control General of India (DCGA).

long trial
Covaxin had to go through a long trial before it was approved for vaccination on children. Bharat Biotech had completed the trial in three phases for the under 18 age group. Phase II and III trials were completed in September. After this, Bharat Biotech’s process of getting Covaxin is in the final stages.

Like adults, children will also get two vaccines
After getting full approval, like adults, children will also be given two vaccines of Covaxin. In the trials conducted so far, Covaxin has not shown any adverse effect on children. In clinical trials, this vaccine proved to be up to 78 percent effective. After this the vaccine has been approved by the Centre.

Expansion

Parents waiting for the corona vaccine for their children may have to wait longer. It was claimed in media reports on Tuesday afternoon that the Covaxin vaccine has been approved for the age group of two to 18 years, but later the government denied this claim and said that approval is yet to be received. Is.

Union Minister of State for Health Dr. Bharti Pawar said that the evaluation of Covaxin for children is still on. There are some doubts about this and talks are going on in the expert committee regarding the vaccine. It has not yet been approved by the Drug Control General of India (DCGA).

long trial

Covaxin had to go through a long trial before it was approved for vaccination on children. Bharat Biotech had completed the trial in three phases for the under 18 age group. Phase II and III trials were completed in September. After this Bharat Biotech’s process of getting Covaxin is in the final stages.

Like adults, children will also get two vaccines

After getting full approval, like adults, children will also be given two vaccines of Covaxin. In the trials conducted so far, Covaxin has not shown any adverse effect on children. In clinical trials, this vaccine proved to be up to 78 percent effective. After this, this vaccine has been approved by the Center.

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