Clearing the way for adolescents to be included in India’s Covid immunization drive.
Covaxin for children: India is fair one step absent from formally certifying the immunization for children, much obliged to the. SEC’s proposal to the Sedate Controller Common of India (DGCI). The DGCI is set to receive the SEC’s proposal before long, possibly bringing another. 25 crore individuals beneath the immunization umbrella, agreeing to sources.
Bharat Biotech is also waiting for the. WHO to make a decision on its second application for EUA of Covaxin in adults.
The SEC’s approval is the first for the 2-18 age group by an expert panel of a national regulator. On October 26, a US expert panel is likely to evaluate Pfizer‘s request for EUA of its Covid vaccination in the 5-12 year age range in that country.
India has so far licensed Zydus Cadila’s vaccination for children above the age of 12. In the United States, a double dose is suggested for children aged 12 and up, while in the United Kingdom, a single dose is indicated for children aged 12 and up. The UK regulator has also approved Moderna’s vaccination for those above the age of 12.
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