Bihar: Patna AIIMS to conduct vaccine trial on children between 2 to 18

Sushant Ranjan

Patna, 15th May 2021: There is good news for families concerned about saving their children from Corona infection. Now very soon, children will be vaccinated with the Covaxin. Patna AIIMS has got permission for the trial on children.

By the end of this month, the vaccine trial of children between 2 and 18 years will start in AIIMS. The Committee of Child Specialists has been formed. According to AIIMS Nodal Officer Dr. Sanjeev, the first trial of Covaxin was also done in Patna AIIMS and that experience will benefit AIIMS.

The Expert Committee had recommended trials for the second and third phase of Covid-19 Covaxin of Bharat Biotech, after which the trial has now been approved.

Dr. Sanjeev said, “After getting the green signal from DGCI for the trial, Bharat Biotech has given permission to Patna AIIMS. There will be a trial on 1000 to 2000 children from 2 to 18 years, on which the AIIMS administration has appealed to parents to come forward for trial.”

Experts have expressed fears that if the third wave of corona comes, it can be very dangerous for children. Bharat Biotech has developed Covaxin in association with ICMR.

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