The American vaccine maker Pfizer Inc. and Biontech SE recently started a vaccine trial for children under 12 years of age. The company has claimed that the corona vaccine is 100 percent effective for children between 12 and 15 years old. Let me tell you that in America, Pfizer vaccine is being given to the youth of 16 years and above.
The companies expect the vaccination age to be extended by 2022. Currently over 45 years of age and frontline warriors are being vaccinated in India. Children are not being given vaccines.
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Moderna Inc also launched one such trial last week. Children up to 6 months of age were also vaccinated. Currently only the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is being used in 16- and 17-year-olds in the United States. The shot of Moderna is being given to people 18 years and older.
Corona’s infection is spreading legs again in the world. Its pace is also fast in India. Although a vaccination campaign is being carried out against the epidemic, the use of the vaccine for children has not been approved for the time being. A large scale vaccination campaign is also being carried out in India through Kovaxin and Kovishield.
Review meeting before starting vaccination for people over 45 years of age
Amid preparations for anti-Kovid-19 vaccination for people above 45 years of age in the country from April 1, the Center on Wednesday held a review meeting with states and union territories and asked them to identify areas where the vaccinated people The number is small. It also specifically asked to identify districts where new cases of infection are increasing. The Center also directed the States and Union Territories to take appropriate action.