New Year has begun with new hopes. The registration for COVID 19 vaccination of children between the 15-18 Age group has officially begun. The Ministry of Health tweeted on Friday reminding everyone about the same.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 1, 2022
As announced before, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin will be the only vaccine given to children until ZyCov-D makes its way. The Union Health Secretary informed that the States/UTs will be receiving additional doses of Covaxin in the next few days. Children can start registering for the slots from today or do a walk-in registration when vaccination starts from January 3. Those who are both in 2007 or after are eligible for the vaccination.
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📢 #COVID19 Vaccination Drive for 15-18 Years Age Group
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After the vaccination is given to the 15-18 age group, they are supposed to wait for half an hour for monitoring any adverse conditions as per the protocols. After the first dose, they can take the 2nd dose 28 days later. The state governments were informed that they have an option to designate some COVID vaccination centres (CVC) solely to the 15-18 age group so that more children can be vaccinated at once. The change will be reflected on Co-WIN.
Dedicated CVCs will ensure there is no confusion in administering vaccines. In CVCs where other age groups are also served, the states are requested to form a separate queue for the 15-18 age group. They are also advised to form two separate vaccination teams at the same CVC to avoid any mishap or confusion.
Today India recorded 22,775 new coronavirus cases with the Omicron tally reaching 1,431 in the country. With Maharashtra being in the lead for Omicron cases at 454, Delhi has taken the 2nd seat with 351 cases.
With vaccinated children, there is a ray of hope that even school students can attend offline classes with college students. The COVID 19 scare is round the corners but the severity is fading away which is positive. We hope a 3rd wave never hits the world.
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