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Covid vaccination for ages between 12-14 years from tomorrow

The Union Government after due deliberations with scientific bodies has decided to start Covid-19 vaccination for children aged between 12-14 from March 16, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on

The Union Government after due deliberations with scientific bodies has decided to start Covid-19 vaccination for children aged between 12-14 from March 16, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Monday.

The Covid-19 Vaccine to be administered will be the Corbevax manufactured by Biological Evans, Hyderabad.

The Health Minister took to social media platform Koo and said, “I am happy to inform you that the Covid-19 vaccination of children in the age group of 12 to 13 and 13 to 14 is starting from March 16. Also, everyone aged 60+ will now be able to get precaution doses.”

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The Health Minister also urged the families of children and people in the age group of 60+ to get vaccinated.

It needs to be mentioned that children above 14 years of age is already being administered covid vaccines under the ongoing vaccination programs.

Moreover, the Government has also decided that the condition of co-morbidity for Covid Precaution Dose for population over the age of 60 will be removed.

From March 16 onwards, people above the age of 60 will be eligible for precaution dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

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First Published: 15th March, 2022 12:45 IST

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