India says Vaccines for Children as Young as Three to be Ready Within Six Months

The National News

The Serum Institute of India has said it will provide a Covid 19 vaccine for children as young as three years of age within the next six months.

Chief executive Adar Poonawalla said on Wednesday that his company’s Covovax, the Indian version of the US-based based Novavax vaccine for children, is under clinical trial and will be made available next year.

The institute, based in the western city of Pune, was one of the first vaccine makers to receive the government’s emergency nod for the manufacture of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield in January. It has so far produced more than 1.30 billion doses.