Covid-19 Fourth Wave Live Update in India: Although vaccines have been shown to be effective in their fight against Covid-19, there are many parents who are still concerned about vaccinating their children. So what exactly is the evidence so far about the safety of this vaccine in children? Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at the World Health Organization, recently revealed that WHOs examine dossiers provided by agencies and provide a list of emergency uses. However, many countries have licensed different vaccines for use in children based on their own regulatory bodies, after examining safety and efficacy data.
“There are several vaccines, mRNA but also viral vaccines such as AstraZeneca and J&J and inactive vaccines such as Synoform and Synovac and also Covaxin and Novavax, which have been approved for different ages in different countries. So the best thing is to follow the countries guidelines because they have all looked very carefully and made sure that the benefits of immunization outweigh the risks. And yet millions of children around the world have been vaccinated, we know that side effects are very rare. Of course, children may have some fever, some pain at the injection site, and maybe a day or two of body aches just like adults. The overall safety profile of these covid vaccines is really great, “said Swaminathan.
Meanwhile, 2202 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in India, according to data shared by the Ministry of Health on Monday morning. The data suggests that the death toll has risen to 5,24,241 with 27 new deaths and the number of active cases in the country has dropped to 17,317. A reduction of 375 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in 24 hour intervals.
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