Chief Minister of Indian capital New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday sought procurement of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible to inoculate children.This comes after the US pharma company sought fast-track approval for its jab in India.
The US major has told Indian authorities that its vaccine is suitable for everyone aged 12 years or above and can be stored for a month at 2-8 degrees Celsius, sources had said.
The Delhi chief minister has been requesting the Central government to explore suitable vaccine options, citing opinion of experts that a possible third wave of COVID-19 may affect children in coming months.
Pfizer, which has offered 5 crore doses to India between July and October, recently held a series of interactions with Indian government authorities.
(The Indian Express)