First attempt with Covaxin in India on five children aged 2-6 years in Kanpur

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Published by: Shikha Pandey
Updated Wed June 23, 2021 8:43 PM IST

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The Kovaccin corona vaccine is currently being tested at Prakhar Hospital in Aryanagar state. This included children from three age groups. The largest age group are 12 to 18 years, the younger age group six to 12 years and the smallest age group are two to six year olds.

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The youngest two-year-old and eight-month-old girl was vaccinated in the Covaccine domestic vaccine pediatric study in Kanpur. On Wednesday, five children in the age group from two to six years of age were vaccinated in the study. Three girls and two boys were included in the youngest age group of volunteers in the study.The former DGME Dr. VN Tripathi, lead investigator on the study, said 15 children, ages two to six, still need to be vaccinated. The safety profile of the vaccinated is checked. The Kovaccin corona vaccine is currently being tested at Prakhar Hospital in Aryanagar state.

This included children from three age groups. The largest age group are 12 to 18 years, the younger age group six to 12 years and the smallest age group are two to six year olds. So far, 15 volunteers aged 6 to 12 and 12 to 18 years have received the first dose of 0.5 ml of the vaccine.

In the youngest age group, 20 children were examined. Six of them were selected. Another child was later turned away. A total of five children were vaccinated. Dr. Tripathi said the youngest child was two years and eight months old. The process for this age group will continue for the time being. This includes children from the age of two.

The next screening will have a two-year-old child. The youngest child vaccinated in the study. She is the daughter of a doctor from Kanpur Dehat. There are also children of bank employees and business people. The lead investigator Dr. Tripathi said the study will be conducted according to the standards of the Drug Controller of India and the International Clinical Trial.

RTPCR test performed on children, sample taken
The children included in the study were tested for RTPCR, which came back negative. His blood sample was drawn before the vaccine was given. It was sent to ICMR Delhi for investigation. A one-week safety profile is drawn up for the vaccinated. Then the next children will be vaccinated.

Parents said – vaccine is necessary
In the study, their parents were also present while the children received the vaccine. Bank officials and other parents said they too received the vaccine. In addition, vaccination of children is required. Corona security is thus maintained. He had no problem getting the vaccine.

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The youngest two-year-old and eight-month-old girl was vaccinated in the Covaccine domestic vaccine pediatric study in Kanpur. On Wednesday, five children in the age group from two to six years of age were vaccinated in the study. Three girls and two boys were included in the youngest age group of volunteers in the study.

The former DGME Dr. VN Tripathi, lead investigator on the study, said 15 children, ages two to six, still need to be vaccinated. The safety profile of the vaccinated is checked. The Kovaccin corona vaccine is currently being tested at Prakhar Hospital in Aryanagar state.

This included children from three age groups. The largest age group are 12 to 18 years, the younger age group six to 12 years and the smallest age group are two to six year olds. So far, 15 volunteers aged 6 to 12 and 12 to 18 years have received the first dose of 0.5 ml of the vaccine.

In the youngest age group, 20 children were examined. Six of them were selected. Another child was later turned away. A total of five children were vaccinated. Dr. Tripathi said the youngest child was two years and eight months old. The process for this age group will continue for the time being. This includes children from the age of two.

The next screening will have a two-year-old child. The youngest child to be vaccinated as part of the process. She is the daughter of a doctor from Kanpur Dehat. There are also children of bank employees and business people. The lead investigator Dr. Tripathi said the study will be conducted according to the standards of the Drug Controller of India and the International Clinical Trial.

RTPCR test performed on children, sample taken

The children enrolled in the study were tested for RTPCR, which came back negative. His blood sample was drawn before the vaccine was given. It was sent to ICMR Delhi for investigation. A one-week safety profile is drawn up for the vaccinated. Then the next children will be vaccinated.
Parents said – vaccine is necessary

In the study, their parents were also present while the children received the vaccine. Bank officials and other parents said they too received the vaccine. In addition, vaccination of children is required. Corona security is thus maintained. He had no problem getting the vaccine.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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