Drug controller general of India (DCGI) issued emergency permits for issuing of Covaxin and Carbovaxin doses of Covid vaccine for kids in India

Drug controller general of India (DCGI) issued emergency permits for issuing of Covid vaccine for kids.

Covid vaccine for kids in India

The way has been paved for further vaccination distribution in the country to vaccinate young children. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted emergency approval to administer the Covaxin vaccine, developed by leading pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech, to children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. In addition, the DCGI has approved the distribution of the Carbevox‌ vaccine, developed by Biological-e, to 5-12 year olds. To this extent the relevant sources have revealed.

Covaxin vaccine is already being given to those over 12 years of age. Bharat biotech has previously applied for permission to offer it to young children as well. Provides information on clinical trials conducted on children and other relevant details. 

Covid vaccine for kids in India

The Biological-e company has also applied for the distribution of Carbevox‌ vaccine to 5-12 year olds. The subject expert committee (SEC) met to analyze the information and the results of the launch tests. The SEC then recommended to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to give the Covaxin vaccine to 6-12 year olds and the carbovax vaccine to 5-12 year olds. The DCGI, which received the proposals, said that it had issued emergency approvals for the vaccine today.

It has imposed some conditions. It ordered that security data be provided every 15 days for the first two months after vaccine distribution began. Relevant sources said that it was suggested to give these details once a month for 5 months thereafter. However, the Union Ministry of Health is likely to announce a decision soon on the distribution of the vaccine to children above 5 years of age in the wake of emergency approvals for vaccinations.

Zycov-d vaccine for those over 12 years

The DCGI has also granted emergency approvals to give Zykov‌-D, developed by Zyds Cadilla, to children over 12 years of age. Currently two vaccines are available for those aged 12-18 years. The Covaxin vaccine, made by Bharat Biotech, is being distributed to 15- to 18-year-olds. 

It is available in both public and private. Carbevox, which is given to 12-14 year olds, is currently only available at government centers. With the latest decision it seems that a third vaccine has become available to those of this age.

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