Say Covid fatality rate low among minors, info on vaccine impact not in public domain
The research strongly suggests that vaccines can help protect both mother and baby, another compelling reason for pregnant or lactating women to get immunised.
Stiko found that especially data from the United States, where almost 10 million adolescents have been vaccinated, show that the benefits of the vaccines outweigh the risks for children and teenagers.
In a meeting with PM Modi, Naveen Patnaik also reiterated his demand for allocation of 95 per cent vaccine to the State by reducing the private hospital quota to five per cent.
ZyCoV-D, has been sent by pharmaceutical firm Zydus Cadila for emergency use authorisation to the DGCI after its clinical trials ended successfully in the country.
Main petition had sought direction from respondents to place on record the details of the 525 children who will be subjected to phase II/III clinical trial of the Whole Virion inactivated vaccine.
Factors such as vaccine hesitancy and mistaken beliefs about the risks COVID-19 poses to children may make this a challenging goal.
Shots could begin as soon as Thursday, after a federal vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations for using the two-dose vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds.
The two companies said their submission to the European Medicines Agency was based on an advanced study in more than 2,000 adolescents that showed the vaccine to be safe and effective.