Covid-19 vaccine for children might be available next year

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As South Africa starts phase three Covid-19 clinical trials investigating the efficacy of the Sinovac vaccine in children on Friday, researchers are hoping children will get the jab as soon as next year.

The CEO of the SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Professor Glenda Gray, told News24 it was important to start working towards vaccinating children.    

The first clinical trials for Covid-19 to include children are expected to start on Friday with a launch ceremony at Sefako Makgatho University in Pretoria. 

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