It is being conducted by a Pretoria company for Chinese vaccine manufacturer, Sinovac. The children will receive two doses, 28 days apart. SAHPRA and the WHO have approved the trial. SA to participate in global children’s vaccine trial
This comes as BBC reported this week that millions of children were being offered a Covid vaccine, including all 16 to to 17-yearr-olds, and at risk 12- to 15-year-olds.
“However, healthy children aged 12-15 and those who are younger are not being offered the jab,” said the report.
But the Chilean government recently approved Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine for use on children as young as six, with shots being administered beginning this month, according to Daily Maverick.