Union Health Ministry engages with States/UTs to review the rollout of vaccination for the age group 15-18 yrs and Precautionary dose for identified vulnerable categories

What is the news?

Union Health Secretary has chaired a workshop with all States and UTs to review the rollout of vaccination for the age group 15-18 and Precautionary 3rd dose for: Healthcare workers (HCW), Frontline workers (FLW) and those in the 60+ age group who have comorbidity.

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What are the new guidelines released related to new vaccination plans for Covid-19?

Vaccination for 15-18 Age Group: Those with a birth year of 2007 or before will be eligible for vaccination under this category.

Only ‘Covaxin’ is to be administered in this population category.

Potential beneficiaries can either register themselves on Co-WIN from the 1st of January, 2022 or avail of a walk-in registration when vaccination commences from the 3rd of January.

Precautionary Dose: For the Beneficiary to be eligible, 9 month (39 weeks) must have elapsed since the administration of the 2nd dose.

Prescriptions/certificates of Doctors are NOT mandated to be produced for administration of the precautionary dose.  

CoWIN will send reminder messages to all those eligible for Precaution dose. Moreover, precaution dose will also be reflected in the digital vaccination certificates.

Source: This post is based on the articleUnion Health Ministry engages with States/UTs to review the rollout of vaccination for the age group 15-18 yrs and Precautionary dose for identified vulnerable categoriespublished in PIB on 28th Dec 2021.

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