Great Game India –
Looking at the importance of getting vaccinated, several parents are eagerly waiting for vaccines for children. However, there are some medical experts and epidemiologists who are not in favour of vaccinating children.
The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI), has approved Zydus Cadila’s Covid-19 vaccine (ZyCoV-D) for emergency use in children aged 12 years and above. In addition to it, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for 2 to 18 years is awaiting the approval from the drug regulator.
In India, the vaccination process for children has not yet started, unlike countries like USA and Canada who have started vaccination programs for children of age 12 years and above.
However, some of the noted epidemiologists and medical experts raised a deep concern regarding vaccination of children owing to its long-term risks. They feel COVID-19 is far lesser threat to children, reported the Outlook.