Vaccine to be given to 10 crore children, 7.90 lakh registered in two days
Children between 15 and 18 years have started getting the corona vaccine from January 3 in the country. Till Sunday, more than 7 lakh registrations were done on the CoWIN app for vaccination. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that a separate line, separate timing and separate vaccination team should be formed at the vaccine center to avoid mixing of children's vaccines.
According to the guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry on December 27, only children between the ages of 15 and 18 will be vaccinated against the vaccine. Mandaviya had an online meeting with the Health Minister, Chief Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary of the states to ensure that the vaccination program is run properly.
The registration program for the children's vaccine began on Saturday. According to the instructions issued by the government, registration could be done by creating an already created account or a new account on the Kovin app. Apart from this, registration could also be done by visiting the vaccination center. Till Sunday night, 7.90 lakh children in the age group of 15 to 18 years have registered for the vaccine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his message to the nation on 25 December had announced to start corona vaccination from January 3 for children and adolescents in the age group of 15-18 years. At present, the number of children in the age group of 15-18 years in the country is about 100 million. Children are already being vaccinated in more than 30 countries of the world.