Vaccination for Age 15-18 Amid 3rd Wave

Vaccination for Age 15-18 Amid 3rd Wave

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Vaccination opened for teens in the 15 to 18 age group today amid a surge of Covid cases in multiple cities. Over 8 lakh teens have registered on the government’s CoWin portal and all will get a dose of Covaxin.

The vaccine option for this age group would only be Covaxin, according to guidelines issued by the Union health ministry on December 27.

The Drugs Controller General of India granted emergency use authorisation to indigenously-developed Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children above 12 years with certain conditions on December 24.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has advised states and Union Territories to provide separate vaccination centres, session sites, queue and different vaccination teams for this age group to avoid the mixing-up of vaccines. The registration for this category of beneficiaries had opened on Saturday.

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