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COVID vaccine trial for pediatric to be done systematically: Dr VK Paul


COVID vaccine trial for pediatric to be done systematically: Dr VK Paul

New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): In an exclusive interview with ANI on May 27, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul spoke on vaccines for children. He said, "When any drug/vaccine is discovered, typically it is first sorted out in the adult population because you do not want to risk children....It has been found out now that Pfizer can be administered to the younger population.

1-2 countries will start doing that now. WHO hasn't given any recommendation yet to cover pediatric population in general as any illness in pediatric population is very mild.

If we go with paradigm of deaths as a public health objective, it's at lower priority." He further said, "This has always been on our radar. Covaxin has received permission, they will start pediatric trial, I think they are going all the way to 2 years of age in a systematic way...I have been told that SII wants to begin pediatric trial of Novavax...

The trial for pediatric will be done systematically."

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