Corona virus vaccine will be administered to children between 12 and 14 years in the country from March 16 i.e. tomorrow. Preparations have started for this. The Center has decided to give corona vaccine to children of this age at a time when cases of infection are increasing in countries like China, Singapore.
Before the start of the vaccination, the President of the Kovid Working Group and the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) has said that we have started vaccinating children of 12 to 14 years because they are at high risk. He said, “Corona infection cases are increasing in China and Singapore. Although adult citizens have been vaccinated, any laxity can be dangerous.
Giving information about the government’s decision, Union Health Minister Mansuth Mandaviya tweeted, “If children are safe then the country is safe! I am happy to share that COVID immunization of children in the age group of 12 to 13 and 13 to 14 March 16 Also, everyone aged 60 and over will now be able to receive the precautionary dose.”
The ministry said in a statement that the government, after consultations with scientific bodies, on March 16, 12 to 13 years and 13 to 14 years age groups i.e. children born in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010, who are already 12 years old. It has been decided to start the Kovid 19 vaccination for those who are above the age of Rs. Around 7.11 crore children will be vaccinated under the new age group.