No decision yet on Covid-19 vaccination for children of age group 12-14 years

New-Delhi: No decision has been taken on Covid vaccination for children of age group 12-14 years by the Union Health Ministry.

Yesterday, National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) chairman of the Covid-19 working group Dr N.K.Arora, informed that India may begin Covid-19 vaccinations for children in the 12-14 age group in March.

India started the Covid vaccination drive for the 15-18 age group from January 3 this year. Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday informed that over 3-5 crore children between the 15-18 age group have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the country.

The Centre has only approved Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine (Covaxin) only for young children. The students can register on the Co-WIN portal or get inoculated.

Meanwhile, India registered 2,38, 018 new cases on a single day, which includes 682 Omicron variant cases, according to Union Health Ministry.

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