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India starts vaccinating 15-18-year-olds against Covid-19

India starts Covid-19 vaccination for the 15-18 years age group across the country.

CoWIN registration for the age group had already begun on January 1. As many as 12,57,603 children in the 15-18 age group have registered so far on CoWIN platform to get vaccinated.

As per Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, the national capital has the capacity to vaccinate 3 lakh children falling in the age group of 15 to 18 years every day.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25, 2021 had announced that the vaccination for the age-group 15-18 years is scheduled to begin from January 3, while administration of precautionary third dose for the vulnerable categories is to commence from January 10, 2022.

In the context of the vaccination of the age group 15-18 years, Indian Health Secretary informed the States and UTs that only Covaxin is to be administered in this population category and additional doses of Covaxin will be sent to all states and UTs.

Those with the birth year of 2007 or before will be eligible for vaccination under this category.


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