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Boosters For 60+, Frontline Staff; Vaccines For 15-18-Year-Olds, Says PM


PM Modi stated the choice had been taken in session with scientists and consultants.

New Delhi:
Youngsters between 15 and 18 years shall be vaccinated from January 3 (Monday) and booster doses shall be given to well being and frontline staff and people above 60 with different well being issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced on Christmas Day.

  1. Earlier as we speak, Covaxin was cleared for youngsters above 12 by the drug regulator. The transfer needs to be cleared by the federal government.

  2. In an handle to the nation, the Prime Minister stated the choice to start out vaccinating kids within the New 12 months had been taken in session with scientific advisers.

  3. He additionally stated “precaution doses” shall be began for well being care and front-line staff from January 10. 

  4. These over 60 with different well being issues will even obtain further doses from January 10 on their physician’s recommendation.

  5. “Coronavirus just isn’t gone. We must be alert and cautious. The world is speaking about Omicron. Right this moment is Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday and Christmas, so we determined to announce this step as we speak,” PM Modi stated.

  6. On the uptick in Omicron circumstances, PM Modi urged folks to not panic and be alert.

  7. “In India, many individuals have been discovered to be contaminated with Omicron. I’d urge all of you to not panic, watch out and alert. Keep in mind to clean fingers and masks,” the Prime Minister stated.

  8. India has 415 Omicron circumstances as of as we speak. Amid a surge in circumstances in numerous components of the nation, the Well being Ministry stated multi-disciplinary Central groups could be deployed in 10 states.

  9. The federal government’s resolution to vaccinate kids comes after a lot back-and-forth between numerous panels at the same time as docs’ our bodies known as for it.

  10. The Centre had just lately informed parliament the Nationwide Professional Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 and Nationwide Technical Advisory Group on Immunization had been deliberating and contemplating scientific evidences. 

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