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Covid-19 vaccine for 12-14 year olds starts today, new guidelines

Covid-19 vaccine for 12-14 year olds starts today, new guidelines

The Covid-19 immunization program for all beneficiaries in the 12-14 age range will commence on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, which is National Vaccination Day, at all government-run Covid vaccination centers around the country. Corbevax, made by Biological E. Limited in Hyderabad, would be the vaccine that will be given to the children.

During a virtual conference with representatives from all 50 states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan announced that online registration for vaccination will begin at 9 a.m.

Only individuals who have reached the age of 12 years on the day of immunization should be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the advice given to the states and UTs. If a beneficiary is enrolled but has not reached the age of 12 years on the date of immunization, the vaccine will not be given to him or her, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

This follows the decision of the Union government to begin Covid-19 immunization for children in the age groups of 12-13 years and 13-14 years, who were born in the years 2008, 2009, and 2010. Those who are already over the age of 12 will be eligible to vote starting on March 16, 2022.

Additionally, as of Wednesday, all patients over the age of 60 will be eligible for a Precaution Dose, as the requirement of co-morbidity for this age group has been lifted. The Precaution Dosage, on the other hand, will be provided nine months after the second dose and will include the same amount of medication as the previous two doses.

This has been communicated to the states and UTs through clear instructions and operational guidelines given by the Centre. According to the Center, vaccinetor and vaccination team training is required in order to ensure that vaccinations are not mixed in the 12-14 year old age range.

The states and UTs have been advised that, for the first few days following vaccination, the obligation for determining the age of the recipient will rest with the vaccinator or verifier, while the provision for entering the correct date of birth in the Co-WIN portal is currently being developed.

According to the secretary who spoke at the meeting, once the system is in place, beneficiaries who are not of the appropriate age would be unable to register. The states were also instructed to guarantee that all people over the age of 60 received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is now available.

The governments were also urged to make prudent use of the Covid-19 vaccinations that were made available for distribution. According to the previous standards, states can replace vaccinations that are about to expire, as well as exchange vaccines from one district within a state to another, in order to prevent vaccines from being wasted.

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