Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Clinical trials of Covaxin on children begins

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi has started screening children for the clinical trials of the indigenous Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin on children. The primary aim of vaccinating kids will be to stop transmission.
Earlier, AIIMS Patna has started the Paediatric clinical trial of the Covaxin after Bharat Biotech received the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) nod to conduct clinical trials on children. Right now, AIIMS Patna has started trials on the age group of 12-18 years. Children’s safety is the need of the hour as several experts have warned that the third wave is likely to affect children more…So, Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can help protect children from getting COVID-19. That is why these trials are very important. The Central Govt is making all the necessary preparations to deal with any such situation because Children are the nation’s future. If the clinical trials are successful, India will join the list of countries like the US, China, Germany, and others that have approved vaccination for children. Covaxin is currently only being administered to adults above the age of 18 as part of India’s inoculation drive. Dr. VK Paul, Member, Niti Aayog had earlier said that Covaxin has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), for Phase II/III clinical trials in the age group of 2 to 18 years. The DCGI’s approval follows the recommendation of a Subject Expert Committee on May 12 to grant such permission. The trial of Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine Covaxin will be conducted on various healthy volunteers at different sites across the country. The trial will study different aspects like the safety of the vaccine in this age group, and the types of adverse reactions and their causes. The trial will also examine the vaccine’s ability to prompt an immune response. There is no doubt that Vaccines are only given to children after careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals. Well, Covaxin is among the two vaccines that are being used in India’s mass vaccination drive against the Covid infection. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PBNS_India Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PBNS.India Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbns.india/ Join us on Telegram: https://t.me/pbns_india Follow us on Koo: https://www.kooapp.com/profile/pbns_i…
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