Table 1

Major COVID-19 vaccines approved by at least one country, and paediatric age indications*

Vaccine typeVaccine nameManufacturer and countryInitial age indications (years)Paediatric age indication (years)Earliest approval date for children (country)
1messenger RNA (mRNA)BNT162b2Pfizer-BioNTech (USA/Germany)≥1612–15
10 May 2021 (USA)12
29 October 2021 (USA)13
2mRNA-1273Moderna (USA)≥1812–1723 July 2021 (European Union)19
3Viral vectorAd26.COV2.SJohnson & Johnson/Janssen (USA/Belgium)≥18
4AZD1222Oxford-AstraZeneca (UK)≥18
5CovishieldSerum Institute of India (India)≥18
6Sputnik LightGamaleya (Russia)≥18
7Sputnik VGamaleya (Russia)≥18
8Inactivated virusBBIBP-CorVSinopharm (China)≥183–1718 August 2021 (China)17
9CoronaVacSinovac (China)≥183–176 June 2021 (China)18
10CovaxinBharat Biotech (India)≥182–1712 October 2021 (India)15
11Protein basedCorbevaxBiological-E (India)≥18
12CovovaxSerum Institute of India (India)≥18
13NVX-CoV2373Novavax (USA)≥18
14DNAZyCoV-DZydus Cadila (India)≥1212–1720 August 2021 (India)35
  • *As of 14 January 2022.