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Vaccination for children between 15 to 18 years from Jan 3, 2022: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the  Covid vaccination for children between 15 to 18 years will start from Jan 3, 2022.             
Vaccination for children between 15 to 18 years from Jan 3, 2022: PM Modi

Jammu:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the  Covid vaccination for children between 15 to 18 years will start from Jan 3, 2022.

 

In an address to the nation amid increasing Covid cases through the Omicron variant of the virus, he said the precaution dose will also be available for citizens above 60 years of age and with comorbidities on the advice of their doctor from January 10 next year as well.

The prime minister used the term precaution dose and did not call it booster dose as it has been generally referred to.

Modi said global experience shows that following all preventive measures at personal level is a big weapon to fight Covid as he asked people to be alert and take all precautionary measures but cautioned against any panic.

He said vaccination is also an important weapon to combat the pandemic.

This is the time to be careful, while engaging in festivities, he said.

“I would urge all of you not to panic, be careful and alert. Remember to mask up and keep washing hands,” Modi said.

Administration of nasal vaccine and world’s first DNA vaccine against Covid will soon start in India as well, he said.

 

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Vaccination for children between 15 to 18 years from Jan 3, 2022: PM Modi