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8.50 lakh youngsters in 15-17 age group to get COVID jabs from Jan 3: Officers

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Srinagar, Dec 28: Round 8.50 lakh youngsters within the age bracket of 15-17 are scheduled to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine from January 3 subsequent yr after the central authorities introduced to increase vaccination protection on account of a speedy rise within the variety of Omicron circumstances.

Well being employees, frontline employees in addition to these aged above 60 with co-morbidities will get “precaution doses” from January 10.

All of the eligible youngsters might be administered Covaxin vaccine doses solely.

Director Basic, Household Welfare MCH and Immunisation, J&Ok Dr Saleem -ur- Rehman instructed Rising Kashmir that they’re beginning the vaccination course of from January 3 for the kids within the age group of 15 to 17 years. “Booster doses could be began from January 10,” he mentioned.

When requested concerning the booster doses, he mentioned that the goal inhabitants for the dose is round 13 lakhs however solely 2.5 lakh individuals who have co-morbidities might be administered with booster dose from January 10.

Dr Rehman mentioned that that is the best time for booster dose because the second dose of vaccination is close to to completion in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

“We’re very effectively ready to begin the vaccination course of within the Union Territory. Our authorities is anxious concerning the folks together with well being care employees who’re the service suppliers and may really feel protected,” he mentioned.

The officers within the well being division mentioned that the vaccination course of for youngsters might be began in colleges solely. “These youngsters are learning in ninth, tenth and eleventh courses. So, we now have requested officers to conduct vaccination drives in excessive and better secondary colleges within the UT,” they mentioned.

Youngsters who might be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination from subsequent month, can register on-line on CoWIN for a similar from Jan 1.

In the meantime, from January 10 precautionary dose or booster dose might be rolled out for Well being care employees (HCWs), Frontline employees (FLWs) and other people above 60 with co-morbidities.

One doesn’t want a Physician Certificates/Prescription to ascertain co-morbidity in an effort to take the vaccine, the Union Well being Ministry confirmed. Nevertheless, folks above 60 have been suggested to seek the advice of with their docs earlier than choosing a precaution dose.

Until Monday, a complete of 142.38 crore vaccine doses had been administered within the nation.

The vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare employees (HCWs) getting inoculated within the first section. The vaccination of frontline employees (FLWs) began from February 2.

The subsequent section of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for folks over 60 years of age and people aged 45 and above with specified comorbid situations.

The nation launched vaccination for all folks aged greater than 45 years from April 1. The federal government then determined to increase its vaccination drive by permitting everybody above 18 to get vaccinated from Could 1.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi introduced the beginning of vaccination for teenagers within the 15-18 age group from January 3 subsequent yr as he emphasised precaution in view of the rising circumstances of Omicron variant of the coronavirus within the nation.

The Prime Minister additionally mentioned healthcare and frontline employees, who he mentioned have made a giant contribution in retaining the nation protected towards COVID-19, might be given a “precaution dose” from January 10 subsequent yr. “The choice of precaution dose will strengthen the boldness of healthcare and frontline employees,” he mentioned.

 

 

 

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