Delhi Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia pointed out the urge for children’s COVID-19 vaccine. India can soon witness a potential third COVID-19 wave. experts have pointed out the fact that it will harm children more. Henceforth, it is important to procure more vaccines in the country to vaccinate children as well. Children under 12 years of age are at high risk in the third wave. Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has expressed its concern over this issue. Delhi is one of the worst-hit COVID-19 cities in India. They faced an extreme shortage of medical supplies in the second wave. And they don’t want to face that situation again.
Manish Sisodia Expresses his Concern over Children’s Vaccines
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Wednesday expressed his concern over children’s vaccines. He mentioned that the central government should procure more vaccines in the country to keep children safe. Experts have warned against a third Covid wave in the country. Children are more vulnerable to the virus now. Henceforth, it is important to start vaccinating them as soon as possible. Sisodia also highlighted the fact that many countries have already started vaccinating children.
Many Countries have Already Started Vaccinating Children
As mentioned above, Manish Sisodia highlighted the fact that several countries have started vaccinating children. France, Germany, and the US have already opened up their vaccination drive for children and young teens. China has also started vaccinating children. Vaccinating children is a big step towards herd immunity. Half of the Indian population is young. In order to provide herd immunization, authorities should vaccinate children as soon as possible.
The World is Vaccinating their Children Population: Manish Sisodia
Manish Sisodia shared a news article that showed Pfizer testing its vaccine on children. He further wrote in the tweet that the world has started vaccinating children under 12 years of age. The Indian government also needs to procure vaccines in full to inoculate children. It is an important step in the COVID-19 vaccination drive. Currently, in India, only people above 18 are eligible for vaccination. However, AIIMS Delhi has already begun the Covaxin trials for children between 2 to 18 years of age. Besides AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Patna has also conducted the trials.