It starts right from birth. Tetanus, diptheria, measles, rubella, BCG, polio…the vaccine list starts within a few days/weeks of being born. So, why is it different for Covid-19? A combination of the magnitude of the virus, apprehension among parents and ambiguity on vaccine efficacy are a few reasons.
Experts have already predicted a third wave expected to impact children the most. Projected later this year based on SUTRA model, India needs to prep up now to avoid a repeat of the monstrous second wave.