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Covid-19 Vaccination for 15-18 year olds: Serum, Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila: Corona Vaccine for which age group children

Highlights

  • Covid vaccine to children in the age group of 15 to 18 years in the country from January 3, 2022
  • In the census conducted in the year 2011, the figure of children in the age group of 15-19 years is 1,21,748.
  • 40 countries of the world are applying corona vaccine to children

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In India, now children are also going to get a vaccine to prevent corona. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday night that from January 3, 2022, children in the age group of 15 to 18 years in the country will be given the Covid vaccine. In the 2011 census, the number of children in the age group of 15-19 years was 1,21,748. The census was to be held again in the year 2021 but it was postponed due to Corona.

Talking about companies bringing corona vaccine to children in India, three names have come up at this time. Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute and Zydus Cadila. Bharat Biotech has received approval from India’s drug regulator for Covaccine (BBV152) for emergency use in children. Zydus Cadila is bringing the three-dose Covid-19 vaccine Zycov-D, whose beneficiaries include children. The company got approval for this vaccine in August 2021 from the country’s drug regulator. At the same time, it will take 6 months for the Serum Institute to get the vaccine for the children.

Which company is covering children of which age group
Bharat Biotech says its Covaccine (BBV152) is designed for children aged 12 to 18 years. Two doses of this will be given to the children. There will be a gap of 28 days between the first and second dose. Zydus Cadila’s Zycov-D vaccine can be given to people above 12 years of age. Pune’s Serum Institute will launch the Covid vaccine for children in the next six months. This vaccine will be administered to children above 3 years of age. Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla has said that the vaccine is currently in the trial phase.

How is the Zydus Cadila vaccine different?
The vaccine from Zydus Cadila is the world’s first indigenously developed DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, while Serum and Bharat Biotech’s are mRNA-based vaccines. Zydus Cadila’s Zycov-D is a three-dose needleless COVID-19 vaccine. It uses a needleless jet injector. The second and third doses of the vaccine are to be given 28 and 56 days after the first dose.

Also read: From January 3, 15-18 year olds will get the vaccine…how much will they get, these 5 questions in the minds of parents

And in which countries the vaccination of children started
40 countries of the world are administering corona vaccine to children (of different age groups). In Cuba, even children under the age of two are being vaccinated. UK 12-15 years old, Denmark 12-15 years old, Spain 12 to 19 years old, France 12-17 years old, Sweden 12-15 years old, Norway 12-15 years old, USA and Canada 12-17 years old, China 3-17 years old , Chile is vaccinating children under the age of six.

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