Vaccine trial for Covaxin will be done on children of 2-6 year olds next week

Zydus-Cadila is another company which is conducting vaccine trials on children.

The vaccination trials are due next week for the vaccine developed by the company Bharat Biotech. The second dose of the clinical trials of the Covaxin vaccine is directed towards children between the ages of 2 and 6. These trials will be done next week.

Earlier, the vaccine has already been administered to children between the ages of 6 and 12 and the clinical trials for this vaccine are being conducted by the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences).

Many vaccines are in the stage of clinical trials and volunteers of all ages are participating in these trials. However, not much information is made public about these trials. Zydus Cadila is another pharmaceutical company that is conducting vaccine trials on children as well.

These trials are being done before the third wave as a precaution to avoid any fatalities. The third wave is expected to hit the children according to the experts. However, there is no way to know how the upcoming wave will affect children and whether it will be dangerous or not. As of now, people are simply going with the vaccination trials and have accepted that vaccines are the way to prevent the infection.

There are no long-term studies available for the vaccine side effects because there is not enough data as of now. Since vaccine development is still in the early stage, it is quite difficult to determine how effective the vaccination drive will be.

The trial report by Bharat Biotech is expected to be released in August with all the vaccine-related data. With more and more vaccines coming into the Indian market, people have a range of options to choose from.

The World Health Organization has approved the following vaccines for emergency use in India.

  • Astra Zeneca-SK vaccine by Serum Institute of India
  • Janssen by Johnson & Johnson
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Moderna & Sinopharm

By the end of this year, with more and more vaccine-related data being released, we can expect the scale of the vaccine-related benefits or side effects in humans. The following news report by ‘India Today’ talks about the vaccine trials that are going on in India.

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