India’s Kovid Task Force chief VK Paul has said that the issue of vaccination of children is under constant scrutiny. He said that if children were vaccinated, the vaccine would be available to all children at the same time. Asked if the government plans to buy the Pfizer MRNA vaccine, which is approved for use in the US between the ages of 12 and 18, he said, “India needs about 25-26 crore doses of the vaccine to vaccinate children.” “On the issue of which vaccine should be given to children, please keep in mind that the number of children is not small, and in my analysis, the number of children between the ages of 12 and 18 is close to 13-14 crore. That means they only need a dose of 25-26 crore. “Some children can be vaccinated and some children can not be vaccinated,” said Paul.
He said that in addition to Bharat Biotech’s Kovacs, the Sidas Cadillac vaccine is also being tested in children. He added that both vaccines are vaccines that can make children immunocompromised.”It simply came to our notice then. The first question is which vaccine will be given first, and now the vaccine is Pfizer ‘A’. But once you have to make a decision, you also need to remember who will provide the protection. I can assure you of one thing, which is under constant scrutiny, ”said VK Paul.