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Covid-19 vaccination drive for 15-18 age group begins today

Published on Jan 03, 2022 03:36 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 the Covid-19 vaccine.
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India kickstarted the vaccination drive for children aged 15 to 18 against the coronavirus from Monday. The registration process began on January 1 this year. On December 25, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given his nod to vaccinate children in this age group during his address to the nation. He also mentioned that the precautionary third dose for the healthcare workers, frontline workers, and citizens above 60 years with severe health conditions will commence from January 10, 2022.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 03:36 PM IST

India kickstarted the vaccination drive for children aged 15 to 18 against the coronavirus from Monday. The registration process began on January 1 this year. On December 25, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given his nod to vaccinate children in this age group during his address to the nation. He also mentioned that the precautionary third dose for the healthcare workers, frontline workers, and citizens above 60 years with severe health conditions will commence from January 10, 2022.(AFP)

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Private and public schools will double up as vaccination centres for children and school authorities have been ordered to report their daily vaccination data to state authorities.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Private and public schools will double up as vaccination centres for children and school authorities have been ordered to report their daily vaccination data to state authorities.(AFP)

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presents a certificate to a teenager on receiving the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, in Dibrugarh on January 3. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presents a certificate to a teenager on receiving the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, in Dibrugarh on January 3. (PTI)

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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.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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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.(AP)

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Students register their names before receiving a dose of the Covaxin vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus during a vaccination drive at the Nelamangala Government High School and Junior College in Bangalore on January 3.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Students register their names before receiving a dose of the Covaxin vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus during a vaccination drive at the Nelamangala Government High School and Junior College in Bangalore on January 3.(AFP)

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Children wait in queues to receive a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, during a vaccination drive in Mumbai.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Children wait in queues to receive a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, during a vaccination drive in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

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Children in this age group can either register themselves on the CoWIN portal or can walk in and get their registration done.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Children in this age group can either register themselves on the CoWIN portal or can walk in and get their registration done.(REUTERS)

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Dr R S Sharma, Cowin platform chief, had earlier mentioned that children can either carry their Aadhaar and other national identity cards or use their class 10th ID card for registration.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dr R S Sharma, Cowin platform chief, had earlier mentioned that children can either carry their Aadhaar and other national identity cards or use their class 10th ID card for registration.(REUTERS)

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Authorities in Gujarat, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, are hoping to give the first dose to 3.6 million children this week. "We have the capacity and we have the vaccines to cover most of the children. We appeal to parents to cooperate and ensure the children are vaccinated at the earliest," said Jai Prakash Shivahare, health commissioner in Gujarat state.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2022 03:36 PM IST

Authorities in Gujarat, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, are hoping to give the first dose to 3.6 million children this week. "We have the capacity and we have the vaccines to cover most of the children. We appeal to parents to cooperate and ensure the children are vaccinated at the earliest," said Jai Prakash Shivahare, health commissioner in Gujarat state.(AFP)

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Several countries including the United States have seen infections among children fuelling a rise in cases in recent weeks and have encouraged parents to get their children vaccinated.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Several countries including the United States have seen infections among children fuelling a rise in cases in recent weeks and have encouraged parents to get their children vaccinated.(AFP)

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The U.N. children's agency UNICEF estimates India has the largest population of adolescents in the world with about 253 million of them.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The U.N. children's agency UNICEF estimates India has the largest population of adolescents in the world with about 253 million of them.(AFP)

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