After a long wait, the central government has approved the corona vaccination drive for children. With the approval of the corona vaccine for children, parents are now breathing a sigh of relief. Corona vaccination is considered very important for children in UP. This vaccination drive to be held for more than 8 crore children of the state will be very special in many ways. The government has also started preparing a strategy for its successful implementation.
Dr.Sanjay Niranjan said – this is right for the beginning of vaccination in children
According to Dr. Sanjay Niranjan, Senior Pediatric Physician of UP, this is the right time to start vaccination for children. The decision to give co-vaccine is also right. This is a good vaccine. It can also be considered safe for children. The special thing is that the chances of reactivity of this vaccine are low and people are taking interest in getting this vaccine, that is why this decision can be called right. This is the advice to all the parents to get their children vaccinated on time and follow Kovid Appropriate Behavior even further. After the vaccination of children, we will be in a very strong position in the war against the third wave.
Vaccine trial was held in Kanpur’s private hospital in June
Earlier, a trial of co-vaccine for children has been done in a private hospital in Kanpur. This trial was done at Prakhar Hospital, Arya Nagar, Kanpur. About 30 children were given both doses of Co-vaccine. After vaccination, antibody tests were also conducted for children under RT-PCR and sero surveillance.
Apart from Kanpur, its trials were also conducted in Delhi, Belgaum and Hyderabad. The vaccination trial was monitored by Bharat Biotech International and ICMR i.e. Indian Council of Medical Research.
Trial approval was given on May 12
The Government of India on May 12 approved Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children aged 2 to 18 years. It was said that the second and third phase trials will start in 10 to 12 days. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech had completed trials on children below 18 years of age. After the completion of Phase II and III trials in September, the vaccine was sent to DCGI for approval. The trial did not show any adverse effects of the vaccine on children. In clinical trials, this vaccine has proved to be up to 78 percent effective.
India second country to give vaccine to young children
India will be the second country in the world where the corona vaccine has got the green signal for such young children. Earlier, Cuba started a vaccination campaign for children aged 2 to 11 years. The vaccination of children in Cuba has begun in early September. Cuba has made two vaccines for Corona and is using them. Although Cuba’s corona vaccines have not received approval from the World Health Organization.
Have a look – at the data – Population of 8 crore children between 2 – 18 age group in UP
0 – 6 years old – 30791331 children
6 – 10 years old – 27421871 children
11 – 13 years old – 14858172 children
14 -15 years old – 10065179 children
16 -17 years old – 8493637 children