Guidelines released for Vaccination of Children aged 15-18 years

Covid-19 Vaccination of Children in the age group of 15-18 years will be started from 3rd January 2022. For such beneficiaries, the Vaccination option will be “Covaxin” only.

As a matter of precaution, Health Care Workers (HCWs) & Front Line Workers (FLWs) who have received two doses, will receive another dose of vaccine from 10th January 2022.

The prioritization and sequencing of the Precaution dose would be based on the completion of 9 months i.e. 39 weeks from the date of administration of the 2nd dose.

All persons aged 60 years and above with comorbidities who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine, will also be provided with a Precaution dose from 10th January 2022 on Doctor’s advice.

All citizens irrespective of their income status are entitled to Free Covid-19 vaccination at Government Vaccination Centres.

Guidelines for Vaccination of Children aged 15-18 years

All those aged 15 years or more will be able to register on Co-WIN. In other words, all those whose birth year is 2007 or before, will be eligible to get the vaccine.

Beneficiaries can self-register, online through an existing account on Co-WIN or can also register by creating a new account through mobile number, this facility is available for all eligible citizens.

Such beneficiaries can also be registered onsite by the verifier/vaccinator in facilitated registration mode.

For such beneficiaries, the option for vaccination would only be available for Covaxin as this is the only vaccine with EUL for the age-group 15-18 years.

For HCWs, FLWs, and Citizens aged 60+ with co-morbidities

All HCWS, FLWS, and Citizens aged 60 years or above with co-morbidities will be able to get the Precaution dose through their existing Co-WIN account.

Eligibility of such beneficiaries for the Precaution dose will be based on the date of administration of the 2nd dose as recorded in the Co-WIN system.

Co-WIN system will send SMS to such beneficiaries for availing the precaution dose when the dose becomes due.

Registration and appointment services can be accessed through both, Online and Onsite modes. Details of the Precaution dose will be suitably reflected in the Vaccination Certificates.

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