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India holds Covid-19 vaccination drive for 15 to 18-year-olds. See photos

Published on Jan 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST

Covid-19 immunisation: Thousands of children, many accompanied by parents, queued up outside schools, medical centres and special health camps from early on Monday to secure their first dose of a vaccine.

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Amid concerns of the Omicron surge, India began vaccinating the 15 to 18-year-old age group from Monday, that is, January 3, 2021.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST

Amid concerns of the Omicron surge, India began vaccinating the 15 to 18-year-old age group from Monday, that is, January 3, 2021. 

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The move, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last December, is meant to quickly expand the country's inoculation effort to cover the world's largest adolescent population.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST

The move, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last December, is meant to quickly expand the country's inoculation effort to cover the world's largest adolescent population. 

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The UN children's agency UNICEF estimates India has the largest population of adolescents in the world with about 253 million of them.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST

The UN children's agency UNICEF estimates India has the largest population of adolescents in the world with about 253 million of them. 

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Private and public schools doubled up as vaccination centres for children, while school authorities were ordered to report their daily vaccination data to state authorities.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST

Private and public schools doubled up as vaccination centres for children, while school authorities were ordered to report their daily vaccination data to state authorities. 

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Thousands of children, many accompanied by parents, queued up outside schools, medical centres and special health camps from early on Monday to secure their first dose of a vaccine.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST

Thousands of children, many accompanied by parents, queued up outside schools, medical centres and special health camps from early on Monday to secure their first dose of a vaccine. 

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The government is only giving children Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine as that is the only vaccine with emergency use listing for the 15-18 age group, the health ministry said last week.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST

The government is only giving children Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine as that is the only vaccine with emergency use listing for the 15-18 age group, the health ministry said last week. 

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According to a note sent by the Union health ministry to all states and Union territories, additional doses of Covaxin will be sent to the states for administering the vaccine to this population category.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST

According to a note sent by the Union health ministry to all states and Union territories, additional doses of Covaxin will be sent to the states for administering the vaccine to this population category. 

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