Corona will be hit harder, indigenous vaccine may come for children by September


Indigenous Kovid-19 vaccine for children may arrive in India by September. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (Pune) Director Priya Abraham said this regarding the ongoing Phase II and III trials of Covaxin for the age group of 2-18 years.

Priya Abraham, in an interview to India Science, an OTT channel of the Department of Science and Technology, said that it is expected that the trial results will be available very soon. Which will be presented before the regulators. So by September or just after that, we may have Kovid-19 vaccines available for children, Priya said.


Let us inform that ICMR and Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech had prepared the country’s first indigenous Kovid-19 vaccine, Covaxin. Covaxin vaccine is also included in the three vaccines approved in India. Apart from this, two other vaccines, Serum Institute of India’s Kovishield and Russia’s Sputnik V. India’s Drug Controller General in January approved Covaxin for emergency use in the country.

Along with this, another vaccine Zydus Cadila may also be available for children in India. Jiden Cadila has applied to the government for permission for his vaccine. Abraham said that the Zydus Cadila vaccine is also under trial. It may also be available for buzzers.


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