15 to 18 year olds to get vaccine from January 3, says Modi


New Delhi : India to start COVID-19 vaccination drive for 15-18 year old from January 3,2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday. He said this will be a major step in India’s battle against the pandemic.

He also announced that healthcare workers will get a precaution dose of the vaccine from January 10, 2022. Those with comorbidities and above 60 years of age on the recommendation of their doctors will be eligible for precaution doses from January 10, 2022 onwards.

He added that, India has achieved a major milestone in COVID-19 vaccination despite all the challenges. “Today more than 141 crore doses have been administered in India. More than 90% eligible population has been vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine” he said.

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