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Oxford University launches Covid-19 vaccine study on children

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It is therefore important to collect data on the safety and the immune response to our coronavirus vaccine in these age groups, so that they could potentially benefit from inclusion in vaccination programmes in the near future, he said.

Oxford University has announced plans to test its co-developed COVID-19 vaccine on children to determine the safety and immune response of the shot in young people, Deutsche Welle News reports via the Associated Press.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday expressed gratitude to China for its offer of COVID-19 vaccines.

A new trial is to test how well the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine works in children.

As many as 240 children will receive the vaccine - and the others a control meningitis jab - when the trial gets under way.

"The donation of 200,000 doses and an initial batch of 600,000 doses which the Zimbabwe government has purchased are expected in the country by February 15 2021 and the first week of March 2021 respectively", she said. The vaccine priority list also excludes anyone under the age of 16, even the clinically extremely vulnerable.

A third vaccine, from Moderna, has been approved for use in the United Kingdom but supplies are not expected to arrive until spring.

We've already seen that the vaccine is safe and effective in adults, and our understanding of how children are affected by the coronavirus continues to evolve, said Grace Li, Paediatric Clinical Research Fellow, Oxford Vaccine Group.

Several of the state's largest unions urged the Baker administration to pilot a new vaccine program for school employees that would deploy first responders to administer doses in school buildings.

Whether scheduling appointments for first or second doses, people are asked not to double book appointments to help reduce no-show rates at clinics and to ensure appointments are available to those who need them.

Speaking to the newspaper, he said: "I hope that Covid-19 will become a treatable disease by the end of the year", adding treatments will be a "turning Covid from a pandemic that affects all of our lives into another illness that we have to live with, like we do flu".

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