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Vaccination for children aged 12-14 begins, all aged above 60 now eligible for precaution dose

Two doses of Biological E's intramuscular vaccine Corbevax would be administered to the beneficiaries in the 12-14 years age group at an interval of 28 days.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 16, 2022 12:59 IST
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Rajkot: A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 preventive vaccine to a student at a vaccination centre

Highlights

  • The Covid 19 vaccination of children aged 12 to 14 will begin today.
  • All those who are aged above 60 will be able to get vaccinated with the precautionary dose.
  • Only Corbevax vaccine would be used for the beneficiaries aged 12 to 14.

The Covid 19 vaccination of children aged 12 to 14 began from today, the Union Health Ministry informed. Only the Corbevax vaccine was used for the beneficiaries of this age group. Also, all those who are aged above 60 can now get vaccinated with the precautionary or booster dose from today.

Two doses of Biological E's intramuscular vaccine Corbevax would be administered to the beneficiaries in the 12-14 years age group at an interval of 28 days. Beneficiaries between 14-15 years have already been covered during the vaccination for 15-18 years age group.

Several students aged 12 to 14 across the states were seen getting vaccinated with their first dose of Corbevax today.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted today, "Taking the Covid vaccination campaign forward, under the ' #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine ' campaign led by PM @NarendraModi ji, the Covid vaccination of children in the age group of 12-14 has started from today. All people of 60+ age will also be able to get precaution dose from today. Let's secure the country together, get the vaccine."

"COVID-19 vaccination is the best protection for adults and children against COVID-19. It also helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 to others in the community who are at a higher risk for hospitalisation and death after getting infected. Achieving high COVID-19 vaccination rates in all age groups will provide a path forward towards a return to normalcy," Dr Mubasheer Ali, Senior Consultant, Apollo TeleHealth, said.

According to the guidelines, all beneficiaries born in 2010 or earlier -- those who have already attained the age of 12 years -- will be able to register on CoWIN.

The registration can be done through the following modes -- self-registration through an existing account on Co-WIN of a family member or by creating a new account through a unique mobile number (this facility is available for all eligible citizens presently).

Also Read: COVID vaccination of 12-14 age group to begin in Madhya Pradesh after March 22

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