Vaccination trials for children finally flagged off

With the aim to protect the children from the 3rd wave, clinical trials have begun on children from the age group below 18

After receiving permission from Drug Controller General in India to vaccinate children from the age groups from 2-18, the All India Institute of Medical Science started with a screening programme before moving ahead with the vaccination.
In order to safeguard the children from the 3rd wave of the virus, all the organizations are unitedly working to speed up the vaccination procedure.
As per information from the officials of the AIIMS, Patna, who are leading the vaccination process, said that in Patna, as of the clinical trials of Covaxin, children from the age group of 12 to 18 have received their first shot. More than 100 others have registered and are there in the queue.
175 children were vaccinated in the trial process, and there were 20 children at every centre.
In order to safeguard the children from the 3rd wave of the virus, all the organizations are unitedly working to speed up the vaccination procedure.
Before getting the first vaccination, every candidate had to go through an RT-PCR and some blood tests. Following the first dose, the second dose will be provided.
a child getting vaccinated
Image: a child getting vaccinated
Children with ages 6 to 12 will be able to register for their 2nd vaccine on Tuesday.
Many other states have begun preparation to face the third wave emphasizing more on the care towards children. Several states have announced the construction of well-equipped pediatric wards.
In Delhi, a screening has started on Monday prior to the vaccinations.
Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh, director of AIIMS, informed that till yesterday 54 children have registered. Among those, 16 belonged to the age group of 12-18.



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