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Vaccine drive day 1: Over 40 lakh children in 15-18 yrs age group receive first dose of Covid vaccine

The registration for all potential beneficiaries on the Co-WIN portal had begun from January 1, 2022. They can also avail walk-in registration at the vaccination centres from today.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 03, 2022 23:24 IST
Students pose for photographs after being administered with
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Students pose for photographs after being administered with a COVID-19 vaccine in Jammu, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. 

Highlights

  • India's Covid vaccination programme is one of world's most successful, the govt has said
  • States have been advised to administer only Covaxin to 15-18 age group
  • Separate teams for 15-18 age group are to be set up at vaccination centres to avoid confusion

Over 40 lakh children received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine till 8 pm on the first day of the inoculation drive of those in the age group of 15 to 18 years on Monday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. From setting up attractive selfie points to putting up imaginative posters and colorful balloons, the designated vaccination centers, mostly schools and educational institutes, were decked up to welcome the youngsters.

The children, some dressed in school uniforms and others in casuals were greeted with flowers and were gifted pens and eatables at some places after receiving the vaccine. The vaccine option for this age group would only be Covaxin, according to guidelines issued by the Union health ministry on December 27.

Also Read | Goa aims to vaccinate all 72,000 children in 15-18 age group with first dose in next 4 days

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  • 10:02 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Over 3,000 adolescents in Lakshadweep to receive COVID-19 vaccination

    The Lakshadweep administration on Monday launched the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the adolescents aged between 15 to 18 years in the islands, officials said. Administrator Praful Patel launched the campaign in the presence of senior officials of the Union Territory administration at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti. The Administrator distributed vaccination certificates for those students who got inoculated, an official release said here. Vaccination for the age group of 15 to 18 years has been started in all the 10 inhabited islands with effect from Monday, it said.
    The administration said Lakshadweep ranks top among the UTs and states of the country with regard to COVID-19 vaccination for other categories such as healthcare workers, frontline workers and the age group 18 years and above.

  • 10:01 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Over 20,900 children in Delhi receive Covid vaccine doses on 1st day

    Over 20,900 children of Delhi in the age of 15 to 18 years received Covid vaccine doses on the first day of the inoculation drive of this group of beneficiaries. In the northeast district, the highest 3,687 children were vaccinated. In the Central district, the least 739 children received the vaccine shots till 6 pm.

    As many as 2,667 beneficiaries in the age group of 15 to 18 years in the Southwest district received the shots, 2,268 in the east district and 2,034 in New Delhi.

    In west Delhi 1,956 children were vaccinated, 1,806 in south Delhi, 1,705 in South East Delhi, 1,394 in north district, 1,210 in northwest Delhi and 1,532 in Shahdara.

  • 9:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Himachal Pradesh government on vaccines for kids

    A total of 90,531 doses of Covaxin have been administered across the State in the age group of 15-18 years today

  • 8:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Till 7.30pm, 4,03,928 children of age group 15 to 18 were vaccinated in Karnataka

    Till 7.30pm, 4,03,928 children of age group 15 to 18 were vaccinated  in Karnataka

  • 8:18 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    72,954 children between the age group of 15-17 years have received the first jab of Covaxin in Assam

    Assam: With 978 COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) active today, 72,954 children between the age group of 15-17 years have received the first jab of Covaxin across the state as of 6:00 pm, reads an official release.

  • 8:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    20,998 children (15-17 age group) administered COVID19 vaccine till 6pm in Delhi today: Delhi government

    20,998 children (15-17 age group) administered COVID19 vaccine till 6pm in Delhi today: Delhi government

  • 7:40 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Students excited with vaccination experience, want everyone to get vaccinated

    Students who got vaccinated on Monday as part of the drive to inoculate those in the 15-18 age group against COVID-19 were excited with the experience and said everyone should get the jab.

    "It was an experience, it being the first day (of the drive). It was a good experience. Everyone should get vaccinated," one student told reporters at a vaccination centre.

    Another student said she was scared initially, but after receiving the jab there was no problem and the little pain she felt was akin to the vaccine received at 15 years of age. Similar views were expressed by various other children who had come for the vaccin

  • 7:27 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Over 37 lakh children jabbed with first dose, says CoWIN data

    A total of 37,84,212 children (approx 37.84 lakh) in 15-17 age group were vaccinated till 7pm in the country on the first day of Covid-19 vaccination for children, as per CoWIN portal.

     

  • 7:22 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Around 10 lakh children receive first jab in Madhya Pradesh

    Around 10 lakh children got vaccinated on the first day of inoculation drive for those falling in the age group of 15-18 years. No incident of adverse events were reported following immunization has been reported in Madhya Pradesh, said Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang.

  • 6:57 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Approx 7.4 crore children falls in age group of 15-18 years

    Over 39.88 lakh youngsters had registered on CoWIN portal till Monday afternoon after the process began on Saturday for this category. An estimated 7.4 crore children are there in the age group of 15-18 in the country.

  • 6:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Nearly 4 lakh children receive first dose of Covid vaccine

    3,80,133 children have been vaccinated with the first doe till 5.30 pm in the state, the Karnataka government informed. Inoculation drive for children flagged off across the country on Monday. At present, only Covaxin is being administered to children in the age group of 15-18 years.

  • 5:50 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    16.39 lakh children eligible for Covid jab in Chhattisgarh

    In Chattisgarh, a senior government official said that 16,39,811 children in the 15-18 age group are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, for which 2,452 centres have been set up in colleges, schools and hospitals across the state.

     

  • 5:28 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Teens share experience while taking Covid jab

    Sharing experience while taking a jab, a 17-year-old Diksha Patel from Raipur in Chhattisgarh required some counseling from her kin as well as the support of two of her friends to overcome hesitancy and get herself vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Patel, a Class XI student of JR Dani Government High School where the drive was underway, said she was hesitant because of "side effects" she had seen in some of her kin after they got inoculated last year.

    "On Sunday, our class teacher posted a message on our Whatsapp group about coming to school and getting vaccinated. I was worried as many of my family members fell ill after taking the vaccine during the second wave in April and May last year," she told PTI.

  • 4:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Over 12.3 lakh children given Covid-19 vaccine till 3 pm, says Govt

    Over 12.3 lakh children have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses across states/UTs till 3 pm on the first day of the inoculation drive of those in the age-group of 15 to 18 years on Monday.

    Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited a Covid vaccination site for children at RML hospital here Monday and interacted with some of the beneficiaries.

    Over 39.88 lakh beneficiaries, aged 15 to 18 years, have registered on CoWIN portal till Monday afternoon and over 12.3 lakh children have received COVID-19 vaccine doses so far across the country, according to the portal data at 3 pm.

    The process to vaccinate children commenced in the country amid scare of the Omicron variant.

  • 1:58 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot launches vaccination drive for children in state

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched the vaccination drive for children in the age group of 15-18 years at Rajkiya Adarsh Balika Uchch Madhyamik Vidyalaya in Jaipur on Monday.

  • 1:55 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Vaccination will take place between 9 am and 5 pm during initial days in Kerala

    Vaccination drive for children aged 15 and above is underway across Kerala, State Health Minister Veena George informed on Monday.

    "The vaccination will take place between 9 am and 5 pm. To start with, it would be Covaxin and till January 10, except on Wednesday, the facility would be provided at special centres besides the state-run hospitals," George said.

    According to estimates, there are around 1.5 million children in the age group 15 to 18 in the state and arrangements for their vaccination are in place at 551 centres.

  • 1:21 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Vaccination drive underway in Pune

    "Vaccination drive for around 2.5 lakh children of Pune in the age group of 15 to 18 years have begun today at 40 vaccination centres. We will try to vaccinate all these children as soon as possible," said Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol at Dalvi Hospital.

  • 12:13 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Vaccination drive under in Delhi

    In Delhi, where daily cases have registered a record surge in the last few days, vaccination centres at Fortis hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and other facilities began administering the jabs to younger population, officials said.

  • 12:02 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches vaccination program for children

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches vaccination program for children between 15 to 18 years of age. "All our effort is to ensure that schools & markets remain open & state economy keeps running, while COVID19 is defeated. For that, we have to vaccinate," he said.

  • 11:37 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Visuals of vaccination drive from Jammu

    Covid-19 vaccination for children in the age group of 15-18 years begins in Jammu at a private school.

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Puducherry CM N Rangasamy launches COVID vaccination for children

    Puducherry CM N Rangasamy launches COVID vaccination for children aged 15-18 from Thillaiyadi Valliammai Government High School in Kataragama.

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Vaccination drive inaugurated in Bihar

    Vaccination program for children between 15-18 years of age inaugurated in Bihar from Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Patna. Genome sequencing started in the state from today. We'll have a meeting tomorrow to decide necessary actions to prevent COVID surge, said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Vaccination drive underway in Chandigarh

    Vaccination begins for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years at Govt Model Senior Secondary School, Manimajra. "All arrangements are in place and dose supplies are adequate," says Sonia, a vaccinator.

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Vaccination begins in Kolkata

    Vaccination begins for children aged 15-18 years at Chetla Girls High School, Kolkata. "We keep sensitizing the students. So, children are confident about taking the vaccine so that they can start school soon. Vaccination target for today is 107," says a school teacher.

  • 10:50 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    States advised to carry drive with proper planning

    States/UTs were further advised to ensure the orientation of vaccinators and vaccination team members for vaccination of 15-18 years age-group. The identification of dedicated session sites for vaccination of 15-18 years age-group should be done. States were exhorted to undertake proper planning in advance for the distribution of Covaxin to identified session sites.

  • 10:49 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Two separate vaccination teams have to be set up

    According to the instructions, two separate vaccination teams at the same CVC (one for 15-18 age groups and the other for all adults) should be set up to avoid confusion in the administration of the right vaccines. States should ensure that all beneficiaries wait for half an hour when they will be monitored for the adverse event following immunization (AEFI) and will be eligible for the second dose only after 28 days.