Registration for vaccination of Covid jabs in the age group of 15 to 18 years will begin on Co-WIN portal from tomorrow. Health Ministry has said that beneficiaries can also avail a walk-in registration facility. AIR correspondent reports, Prime Minister in his address to the nation on 25th of this month said, vaccination for the age group of 15 to 18 years is scheduled to begin from third of next month.
Administration of precautionary third dose for the vulnerable categories will commence from 10th January.
Union Health Ministry has intensified its efforts in coordination with States and Union Territories to review the roll-out of vaccination for the potential beneficiaries. So far, more than 150 crore 66 lakh Covid vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories. The Ministry has said that around 16 crore 94 lakh unutilized vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered.
CoWin platform Chief Dr R S Sharma said the first precautionary dose of the Covid vaccine will be given to those above 60 years of age who received their second dose of the vaccine nine months before registering for the third.