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Mizoram launches Covid vaccination for 15-18 year olds, holiday season delays state-wide rollout

Along with the rest of the country, Mizoram launched Covid vaccination for children between the age group of 15 to 18 years on January 3, 2022, at Presbyterian Church Girls’

Along with the rest of the country, Mizoram launched Covid vaccination for children between the age group of 15 to 18 years on January 3, 2022, at Presbyterian Church Girls’ School in Aizawl. Health Minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana attended the program where he launched the vaccination drive.

As this is a holiday season, the vaccine is rolled out only in the Aizawl district for the day and will be followed by other districts in the next two to three days.  The state will be administering around  1 to 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin. As per the latest reports, 67,000 doses of the vaccine reached Aizawl on December 30, 2021.

Once the teens are vaccinated with the first dose the second dose of Covaxin shall be administered after a 28 days interval. It will be carried out in every locality of all the districts of the state.

It may be noted that Mizoram is reeling under high positivity rate with more than 150 fresh cases of the infection being reported from the state.

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First Published: 3rd January, 2022 17:35 IST

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