Covid-19 vaccine: Health Minister says over 3 crore kids in 12-14 age group administered first Dose

Delhi(QNN)

Over three crore children in the age group of 12-14 years have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said .The vaccination for children between the 12-14 age group started on March 16 with Biological E’s intramuscular vaccine ┬áCorbevax, which is administered to the beneficiaries in an interval of 28 days. Children are making a significant contribution to the vaccination campaign Over 3 crore youngsters between 12-14 age group have received 1st dose of COVID19 vaccine. Congratulations to all my young friends who got vaccinated, Mandaviya said in a tweet. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 190.48 Crore (1,90,48,54,263) . So far 3,06,69,820 children between the 12-14 age group have been administered the first dose of the vaccine while 1,02,00,272 has received the second dose.In the age group of 15-18 years, 5,87,70,428 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 4,33,08,651 second doses. The countrywide vaccination drive began on January 16 last year with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2, 2021. The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on March 1 last year for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. India launched vaccinations for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1 last year. The government then expanded its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 years of age to be inoculated against the viral disease from May 1, 2021.COVID-19 vaccination for minors in India started from January 3 onwards for those in the 15-18 age group with Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.