Covid Vaccine Soon for Children Aged 5-12? Expert Panel to Discuss Corbevax Use Today as Daily Cases Inch Up
Covid Vaccine soon for children aged 5-12? As the covid cases increase drastically this month and the report comes in of a clump outbreak in schools in Delhi-NCR.
The Subject expert committee of the Drug Regulator DCGI will be holding a meeting today, April 21 to talk about the use of Biological E’s Corbevax for the kids aged from 5 to 12 years old.
Government sources said that the SEC conference is scheduled at meridian and will likely to discuss the recommendations on restricted emergency use of Corbevax.
The Vaccine is currently being administered to children in the age group of 12 to 14 years old.
In India, the Covid-19 vaccination for kids had jerked off on January 3rd for the children of age group 15 to 18 being vaccinated first.
The endeavor was extended on March 16 to include children aged above 12 years old. India is currently administering two covid vaccines to children aged above 12.
Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is presently being given to children in the age group of 15-18 years at private and government vaccination centres.
Whereas, Biological E’s Corbevax is being regulated only in the government vaccination center for kids of age group 12 to 14 years old.
In India, the Corbevax vaccine is an indigenously developed Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) protein subunit vaccine against the Corona virus, which uses similar technology as the Hepatitis-B vaccines.
The vaccine is conducted through an intramolecular route with two doses scheduled for 28 days apart.
Current Situation of the nation due to increasing Covid-19 infection
Various states including Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh made the use of masks compulsory in cities and towns after the Covid-19 infection increased in the national capital region (New Delhi) in current days.
Delhi proclaimed for more than 30℅ of the 2067 new infections India reported on Wednesday, taking the country’s running total of more than 43 million.
Death worldwide surged by 40, mostly from Kerala, increasing the total to 522,006.
The count of daily infections has trembled around a month high in recent days after taking most precautions, including punishment for not using a mask, were removed a few weeks ago.
Around this time previous year, India was reporting a record number of Covid-19 cases and death globally.