Young Indians in the age group of 15–18 years can use photo identity cards issued by schools to register for vaccination slots on the national vaccine portal CoWIN from January 1,2022 RS Sharma, the chief executive officerof the National Health Authority, told as “many students may not have an Aadhaar card as an identification document.”
India has announced that it will begin vaccinating teenagers aged between 15 and 18 from January 3 and will provide a booster dose to eligible adults from January 10. The CoWIN platform will be upgraded for this purpose.
The union health ministry has said that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is likely to be available for young adults from January 3.
So far, the country’s vaccination drive is estimated to have covered 90% of the adult population with a single dose, while 61% have received two doses, beginning from January 15, 2021.
“Those who have got two doses of the vaccines —frontline and health workers as well as people above 60 years with some comorbidities — and have completed nine months from the last dose of the vaccine, will be eligible for the third dose,” according to Sharma, who is also the chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration. “The other protocols will remain the same as before — like a person will know at the time of booking of vaccination slots which vaccine is available at the Covid vaccination centre,” said Sharma…Read more>>