teens can register for vaccines using their student ID card.
From January 1,
December 27, 2021
From January 1, children aged 15 to 18 can register for COVID-19 vaccines on the CoWIN app using their school ID cards, according to the government.
Source : NDTV
CoWIN chief Dr RS Sharma told
that children will have an option to choose between Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Zydus Cadila’s jab
The Bharat Biotech's vaccine is a double-dose Covaxin , where as Zydus Cadila's vaccine is a three-dose ZyCoV-D
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The drug controller has cleared Novavax trials on kids between 7 and 11 years of age, and Corbevax trials for children over five. But hasn't been cleared for use
India lags behind countries in Europe, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand - in offering Covid vaccines for kids.
The decision to start vaccinating children comes amid an alarming increase in Covid cases in schools
PM Modi had on 25 December announced the start of vaccination for children in 15-18 age group from coming 3 January.
PM also announced 'precaution' or booster shots for frontline workers, as well as those over 60 years suffering from co-morbidities.
India has, so far, administered 141.7 crore vaccine doses, but only 58.1 crore are the second dose