Today, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia has urged the Central Government to ‘proactively do the needful’ to procure vaccines to protect the children amid the suspected third wave. He requested the government to procure as many vaccines as possible for the children.
Sharing a news article, Sisodia tweeted that the world has commenced working on vaccines for children under age 12. According to the article, American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has started working on a larger group of children below 12.
Experts across the country have suspected a potential third wave of COVID-19 which aims to target children (under 12 years). Responding to this study, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has frequently expressed its concerns over the safety of children in India from coronavirus disease.
Meanwhile, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has also started screening children aged between 2 and 18, for the trial of Covaxin. Similarly, AIIMS Patna also started the screening process to test whether the Bharat Biotech jab is suitable for children.