Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday that the results of an ongoing study into the development of COVID-19 vaccines for children could arrive next month and that the antidote could be launched “very soon”.
He said the Center is committed to vaccinating every citizen against the coronavirus.
“Our goal is to vaccinate every citizen. The Indian government has already authorized Zydus Cadila and Bharat Biotech to conduct research for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine for children.
“We expect the results of their research to arrive next month. I am confident that childhood vaccines will become a reality very soon,” Mandaviya told reporters in Rajkot.
Recently, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said data from phase two and three trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin on the 2 to 18 age group are expected in September.
The Center recently informed the Supreme Court that the vaccine developed by Zydus Cadila will soon be available for children 12 years and older, subject to legal approvals.
It is claimed that Zydus Cadila’s coronavirus vaccine ZyCoV-D can be given to both adults and children.