COVID-19: J&K Govt rolls out vaccination for children between 12-14 years from tomorrow

SRINAGAR — After completing the inoculation of adults and teenagers, the J&K government has now decided to start the vaccination drive for children between the age group of12-14 from tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Jammu and Kashmir has already completed 100 percent vaccination of 18-65 age group and have also inoculated around 99 percent children in the 15-18 age group.

Top health officials said that Jammu and Kashmir government is ready for the vaccination of children aged between 12 to 14 years.

“Vaccination drive will start tomorrow for what we have already identified the vaccination sites. All the locations for the vaccination process will be the same as we had already identified locations where teenagers were administered vaccination doses,” the officials said.

They added that the advantage of this Covaxin vaccination is that children aged between 12 to 15 will be fully vaccinated after just a month.

He said that as per the guidelines of government of India, vaccination for 12-14-year-olds children will begin from tomorrow and Corbevax will be administered to this age group.

He said that the government has also decided to waive the condition of comorbidity for those above 60 years for receiving booster or “precaution dose” and now all above 60 years can get booster dose.

It is pertinent to mention here that COVID-19 Working Group of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) had said that India may begin COVID-19 vaccinations for children between 12-14 age group in March. — (KNO)