COVID-19 vaccination is being considered for children. Experts recommended that Bharat Biotech's Covaxin should be given emergency use authorisation for children in the age group of two to 18 years of age. Final approval is yet to be given by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
In the country, vaccines are given only to people who are above 18 years of age.
Vaccination for children is being pushed after concerns regarding a possible third wave of the disease.
Bharati Pravin Pawar, union minister of state for health and family welfare, said that the evaluation of the COVID-19 vaccine for children is under progress with discussion with experts.
Vaccines that are being considered include;