- PM Modi announced vaccination for children aged between 15-18 yr olds
- PM said this is time to be careful, while engaging in festivities
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that the COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 15-18 years will start from January 3.
In his address to the nation, PM Modi said, "Vaccination for children aged between 15-18 years will begin from January 3, 2022."
This latest news comes after Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use for kids aged between 12-18 years.
Amid Christmas and the coming new year festivities, PM Modi also asked people to be alert and take all preventive measures but added that they should avoid panic as he reassured them about the health measures in place to deal with any exigencies.