In an attempt to keep children away from the grip of coronavirus, human trials of corona vaccine on children will be starting from today in orange city.
In the first phase, the test will be conducted on children between the age group of 12 and 18. Out of 120 children, 50 children have been selected for this.
On Saturday, a team of doctors counseled the participating children and parents and answered their questions.
It is worth mentioning here that the third wave is being predicted to dangerour for the young children.
Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ shot which is being given to adults, will be given to children under the guidance of senior pediatrician Dr Vasant Khalatkar, 50 volunteer children in the age group of 12 to 18 year have been selected.
Dr Khalatkar further informed that the Covaxi trial is divided into three age groups of 2 to 6, 7 to 1 and 12 to 18 years. Ther will be 50 boys and girls in each age group.
Childrer in good health in every age group are being selected by the committee. The first dose will be 0.5 ml. The second dose will be given after 28 days.
A blood test will be done before that. A team of doctor will monitor the children and they will keep in touch with the child or their parents over phone constantly.