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Sikkim, Tripura gears up for vaccination for 15-18 year olds

First Published: 29th December, 2021 17:03 IST

In line with the rest of the country, vaccinations for 15-18-year-olds in Sikkim is scheduled to start from the 3rd of January using Covaxin. This was informed in the health

In line with the rest of the country, vaccinations for 15-18-year-olds in Sikkim is scheduled to start from the 3rd of January using Covaxin. This was informed in the health department’s daily health bulletin. The bulletin also informed that current slot registrations will only be available on the CoWin platform from the 1st of January.

Moreover, Booster doses for healthcare workers, frontline warriors, and people aged 60 and above with co-morbidities will begin from the 10th of January.

For vaccinations Children in the age group of 15-18 years old will be required to carry a school ID and a national ID card; people above 60 with co-morbidities are required to carry their latest medical prescription or reports.

Meanwhile, Tripura is all set to start its vaccination drive for the under 18 age group from January 3 onwards. The state government will start the fresh vaccination drive for the age group of 15 to 18 years as per the directives of the Centre. The state along with the rest of the country are undertaking the massive vaccine drive to innoculate under-aged individuals in view of the growing Omicron threat in the country as well as the rest of the world.

This was confirmed by  Tripura information and cultural affairs minister Sushanta Chowdhury.

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