Child volunteers invited for vaccine trial by PGI

Child volunteers invited for vaccine trial by PGI

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Chandigarh, September 27

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI), Chandigarh, has invited child volunteers for conducting a research trial of Covovax – Covid-19 vaccine for the pediatric population.

The notice invites registration from parents of healthy children, who want their kids to be a part of the study.

The notice also mentions that children above 12 years can self-register for the trial.

The study is aimed at checking the safety and immune response of Covovax in children aged two to 17 years.

The objective of the study is to evaluate the safety of Covovax with regard to placebo and its immunogenicity in children in the age groups of 12 to 17 and two to 11 in comparison to adult participants. The immunogenicity of the vaccine is the antibody response provoked in the human body after administering the vaccine.

A total of 920 eligible children will be enrolled for the study across 24 centres in the country. Of these, 460 participants will be in the age group of 12 to 17 years, while an equal number will participate in the 2 to 11 years age group.

The PGI will recruit 100 candidates for the trial. — TNS

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