After all, when will the Covid Vaccines be available for the children, the Health Minister replied
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said the results of the ongoing research for the development of COVID-19 vaccines for children may come next month and the antidote could be launched "very soon". He said that the Center is committed to immunize every citizen against coronavirus.
He said “We aim to vaccinate every citizen. The Government of India has already permitted Zydus Cadila and Bharat Biotech to research to develop a COVID-19 vaccine for children.
"We are hopeful that the results of his research will come next month. I am sure that vaccines for children will be available very soon," Mandaviya told reporters in Rajkot.
Recently Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS had said that the data for Phase II and III trials of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in the age group of 2 to 18 years is expected by September.
The Center had recently informed the Supreme Court that the vaccine developed by Zydus Cadila would soon be available for children aged 12 years and above, subject to statutory permission.
It is claimed that Zydus Cadila's coronavirus vaccine ZyCoV-D can be given to both adults and children.
Meanwhile, National Institute of Virology director Priya Abraham has said that vaccines may be available for children by September and trials are underway to vaccinate children between the ages of 2 and 18. NIV is a body under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under the Ministry of Health.