Serum Institute eyes vaccination of children next earliest by October

New Delhi: Speaking at a program in Kochi, Director of Import – Export at Serum Institute, PC Nambiar said that the Corona vaccine will be applied to children will also be administered to children by October this year.

His comments have come at a time when immunization has started picking steam. Over 37 lakh health workers have been vaccinated so far. Reportedly as on date only adults are being given the vaccine in batches. The Serum Institute of India is developing a Corona vaccine for children.

This vaccine will be administered to children within one month of their birth. This vaccine will be further developed as a medicine it is reported.

Only recently Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute said the company is working on four more Corona vaccines. The company has also sought permission from Indian drug regulator for the Phase III clinical trial.

Serum has designed the vaccine against the coronavirus under the brand name Covishield. It has been developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.

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