China approves COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 3

Lahore, 8th June: China has approved the COVID-19 vaccination for children as young as three years old.

According to reports, China has approved the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine for those as young as three.

This makes China the first country to offer COVID jabs to young children.

Since the outbreak of coronavirus in Central China in Dec 2019, China has administered over 777 million vaccine doses after a slow start, managing to bring the country’s outbreak under control.

A spokesperson for Sinovac in China informed that its vaccine has been approved for use in small children.

He added that in the past few days, the Sinovac vaccine has been approved for emergency use in children from 3 to 17.

However, he did not confirm when the young children would be able to start getting the immunization against the virus. The final schedule will be finalized by the National Health Commission.

The Sinovac spokesperson added that the final trials of the vaccine in children and adolescents have completed and hence, the results will be published in the Lancet scientific journal shortly.

It is to be noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved both the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines to be used in adults aged 18 and older.

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