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Vaccination For 15-18 Age Group Starts Today Amid Covid Surge: 10 Facts


Vaccination For 15-18 Age Group Starts Today Amid Covid Surge: 10 Facts

These born in 2007 and earlier than are eligible for the vaccine. (File)

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New Delhi:
Vaccination opens for teenagers within the 15 to 18 age group from at the moment amid a surge of Covid circumstances in a number of cities. 7.65 lakh teenagers have registered within the authorities’s CoWin portal and all will get a dose of Covaxin.

Listed here are the highest 10 factors on this massive story:

  1. The vaccination programme – carried out in session with colleges – is being held at hospitals and well being centres.

  2. A lot of colleges and different academic establishments are getting used as vaccination centres as nicely.

  3. These born in 2007 and earlier than are eligible for the vaccine.

  4. The Union Well being Ministry has stated solely Covaxin can be administered to teenagers and extra doses of the vaccine can be despatched to all states and Union Territories.

  5. On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced that vaccination for the 15-18-year age group will start from January 3.

  6. The administration of a 3rd dose of vaccine for well being employees, frontline employees and weak senior residents will start from January 10.

  7. The clearance from the federal government got here amid a menace of rising circumstances of Omicron, the extremely infectious variant that’s sweeping Europe and the US, changing Delta because the dominant pressure.

  8. Since colleges and faculties have opened earlier this 12 months, a considerable part of kids and teenagers have contracted the virus. A number of outbreaks have been reported from residential colleges and school hostels.

  9. The federal government is but to take a choice on the booster dose for all.

  10. Two new vaccines — Corbevax and Covovax – have acquired clearance and could also be used as booster doses. Sources stated the brand new vaccines could be thought-about for the usage of kids as nicely.

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