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Covid vaccination for kids aged 12-14 began- Check details to register and more..

Vaccination for children between 12-14 years will begin from March 16 and only Biological E’s intramuscular vaccine Corbevax would be used. Two doses of Corbevax would be administered to the beneficiaries in the 12-14 years age group at an interval of 28 days.

Beneficiaries between 14-15 years have already been covered during the vaccination for the 15-18 years age group.

According to the government guidelines, as of March 1, 2021, there are as many as 4.7 crore children aged 12 and 13 years in the country.

According to the guidelines, all beneficiaries born in 2010 or earlier – those who have already attained the age of 12 years – will be able to register on CoWIN.

The vaccination slots will be booked for the 12-14 years age group for CorBEvax only through Co-WIN and the vaccinator has to ensure that the vaccine is administered to only those children who have completed the age of 12 years on the date of vaccination.

Also, if a child is registered but has not attained the age of 12 years, he should not be vaccinated.

Registration can be done through an existing account on Co-WIN of a family member or by creating a new account through a unique mobile number.

It can also be done through onsite registration by the vaccinator in facilitated registration mode and appointments can be booked online or onsite for 12-14 years.

All citizens irrespective of their income status are entitled to free COVID-19 vaccination at government COVID-19 centres.

According to Dr NK Arora, Chairman of COVID-19 Working Group of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), the primary focus was immunisation of children with comorbidities but due to the unavailability of data of such children, the government decided to open immunization for all the children between the age group of 12-15 years.



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