New Delhi, 20th May 2021: After the United States of America (USA) and Canada, now Singapore and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have approved the Pfizer-Biotech corona vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years.

In addition, the European Medical Agency is considering giving Pfizer vaccines to children. This decision has been taken at a time when corona infection is spreading faster in children this year as compared to last year. Even in India, it is being claimed that the third wave of Corona can prove to be a disaster for children. The vaccine for children has not yet been approved in India.

In Singapore, the Pfizer vaccine was still being given to teenagers aged 16 and over. A schoolboy from Singapore, tested positive in recent weeks, after which Singapore announced the closure of the school.

However, most of the cases were either mild or asymptomatic but the infection is more prevalent in children who go to tuition centres. Singapore has approved Pfizer’s vaccine because of its claims to be the most effective. Singapore’s health minister said the Pfizer vaccine has been 100 percent effective in children between the ages of 12 and 15, so it is being approved for emergency use.

The UAE has also approved the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years. The UAE is preparing to open the school from next season.

“Despite the low incidence of infections in children, vaccination is very important because children have to go to school next year,” the Khaleej Times quoted a spokesman for the UAE’s health department as saying.

When will children get the vaccine in India?

Amid fears of a third wave of coronavirus, the Drugs Controller General of India has approved the second and third phase trials of Bharat Biotech’s co-vaccine for children aged 2 to 18 years. This trial may begin in the next 10 to 12 days. However, it is not yet clear when the vaccination will begin.