New Delhi: India is likely to start vaccinating children by September, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said on Saturday.
Guleria underlined that that vaccinating children will be an important move to break the chain of transmission.
“I think Zydus has already done the trials and they’re waiting for the emergency authorisation. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin trials should be over by August or September, and by that time we should get an approval. Pfizer vaccine has been already approved by US regulator FDA (Food and Drug Administration),” the health expert was quoted as saying by NDTV.
“Hopefully, by September, we should start vaccinating children, and that will be a big boost as far as breaking the chain of transmission is concerned,” Guleria added.
So far, India has inoculated nearly 6 per cent of the population by giving over 42 crore doses of vaccines. The government aims to vaccinate all adults by the end of this year.