There has been a new pace of vaccination against Corona across the country. Now every citizen of the country is being vaccinated free of cost. Meanwhile, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria says that by September, the vaccine is expected to be available in the country for children above 2 years of age. He said that the trial of covaccine for use on children is going on and the results of the second and third phases of the trial will come by the month of September and in the same month this vaccine will be approved for use on children.
He also said that if Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine gets the green signal in India, then that too can be an option for children. Delhi AIIMS has already started screening children for these tests. It started on June 7 and includes children in the age group of 2 to 17 years. On May 12, DCGI allowed Bharat Biotech to test 2/3 of Covaxin on children below two years of age.
'Should consider opening schools'
Randeep Guleria further said that policy makers should now consider opening schools in such a way that the corona virus does not spread much. He further said that a holistic approach should be adopted for this. He said that in non-containment areas, it will be of great help to call the children to school on alternate days and to follow the rules of Corona. He also said that open air schooling would be a good way to avoid infection spreading through India's climate, but they might not allow it.
Emphasizing that sero surveys have pointed to antibody production in children, Dr Guleria says he has no reason to believe that children will be most affected.” So we see antibodies in them,” he said, suggesting that children in the country are exposed to the infection and that despite not being vaccinated, they would have received some degree of natural protection. New Delhi In a study by AIIMS and WHO High sero-positivity has been found in children. Preliminary findings of this study suggest that the third wave of COVID infection may not affect children more than others.