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Round 2 lakh youngsters to get COVID-19 jabs in Kozhikode

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Well being situation of kids prone to be examined earlier than administering injection

Kozhikode has shut to 2 lakh individuals within the 15-18 age group who’re scheduled to start out getting the COVID-19 vaccine from January 3. Well being employees, frontline employees in addition to these aged above 60 with co-morbidities will get “precaution doses” from January 10 too.

The federal government is probably going to provide precedence to youngsters’s vaccination after January 2. Solely two vaccines are authorized by the Centre for this age group now: ZyCoV-D produced by Zydus Cadila and Covaxin produced by Bharat Biotech. The previous has three doses and the latter two. Well being Division sources indicated that Covaxin was prone to be the selection since there’s some uncertainty over procuring ZyCoV-D.

In Kozhikode district, the goal group is over 1.9 lakh individuals. There are round 5 lakh individuals aged above 60 and shut to 1 lakh healthcare employees as nicely, mentioned the sources. The “precaution” doses could be given solely 9 months after getting the second dose. The method would begin on January 10. Individuals aged above 60 could have to supply medical certificates to show their situation.

In the meantime, 24,26,157 individuals aged above 18 within the district have thus far acquired the primary dose of the vaccine and 18,13,725 have gotten the second dose. There are 24,99,523 individuals aged above 18 right here.

The sources mentioned that the well being situation of kids could be examined earlier than administering the injection. The authorities are exploring the potential of holding camps in faculties. Nonetheless, it’s learnt that they’re awaiting a directive from the Union Well being Ministry earlier than taking a last determination. The hassle could be to finish the method as quickly as recent inventory arrives from the Centre.

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