Covid-19 pandemic: Vaccinating children not a priority for now, say experts

They say mRNA vaccines could offer best protection for vulnerable children

Cadila Healthcare’s ZyCoV-D is approved for use in children aged 12 years and above

After India’s expert panel recommended an approval for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for use in children aged two years and above, experts in the fields of immunology, microbiology and public health said there was no rush to inoculate children against Covid-19 at this point. Certain experts, such as Gagandeep Kang, microbiologist and professor at Christian Medical College, Vellore, pointed out that data on children with co-morbidities seems to suggest that mRNA vaccines are the best bet. Are children a priority now? Some public health experts feel there is no need ...