Covid vaccine for children will be within next six months; Poonawala

New Delhi: The Chief Executive Officer of Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawala said that, the Covid-19 deterrent vaccine for children of age more than three years will be available in the country within next six months.

He further informed that, SII has reached vaccine for children above three years in trial phase and within six months should be ready for use. He was talking at CII Partnership Summit.

He further said that, two other companies have joined us in developing vaccines for children. Poonawala said that, globally the supply of vaccines has outmatched its demand, and to overcome supply issues, the countries need to prepare some standard rules for clinical trials and manufacturing of the vaccines.