COVID VACCINE: Vaccines for 12-14 Age group from March 16, Boosters for all above 60
6 months ago
India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive and will start vaccinating children aged 12 to 14 years from March 16. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya gave this announcement via Twitter. Also, people aged 60 and above will now get booster shots.
Tweeting in Hindi, the Union Health Minister said, “If the children are safe then the country is safe! 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.”
For the 12-14 age group, the vaccine “ Corbevax” will be given manufactured by Biological Evans, Hyderabad”, the government said in a statement.
The vaccination drive for the 15-18 age group has already begun in January this year.