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Children of 12-18 years will get the vaccine of Zydus Cadila of Corona from September

Almost all corona vaccines in the country except children are eligible. But it is not that children are not getting corona infection. There are many such states like Uttarakhand where a large number of people from small children to teens have come under the grip of corona. In such a situation, everyone is waiting that when will the children get the vaccine. Zydus Cadila’s corona vaccine may start in India from September to 12 to 18-year-olds. The head of the Expert Committee on Vaccine Affairs has indicated this. These relief signs have come amid fears that children will be affected more in the third wave of Corona. The results of Zydus Cadila’s vaccine trials on children are expected to be available before September. National Expert Group on Vaccine Head Dr. NK Arora has given this information. In an exclusive interview, Arora said that the Zydus vaccine could be flagged for emergency use within a few weeks.

Bharat Biotech’s vaccine Covaxin may also be available for children in India soon. The Phase 3 trial of Covaccine has started and is expected to be completed by the end of September. In such a situation, vaccination of children in the age group of 2 to 18 years can start in the country from October to December or mid-January-February. But the data for the trial of Zydus Cadila will be available much earlier.

Arora said that many other important issues including opening of schools in the country are being seriously considered. Hopefully by the end of September we will be able to start working on this vaccine. However, several groups related to children, including the Pediatric Association, have said that the possibility of a third wave having a greater impact on children may be wrong and that children will be safe due to strong immunity. But this time the government is in no mood to take any hesitation.

Earlier, the country’s new Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told reporters that the government is preparing a health infrastructure package, under which pediatric centers will be set up in 736 districts of the country. Under this, about 4000 ICU beds will also be prepared for the children. This package will be implemented within 9 months. The governments of many states including Delhi and Maharashtra are also making special arrangements related to the treatment of children in view of the third wave of corona.