New Delhi: The Government of India has decided to vaccinate children aged between 12 to14 from March 16, 2022.
The government has also removed condition of co-morbidity for 60+ populations making all above 60 years now eligible for Precaution Dose of COVID Vaccine from 16th March 2022.
''Union Government after due deliberations with scientific bodies has decided to start COVID19 vaccination for 12-13 yr and 13-14 yr age groups (those born in 2008, 2009 and 2010. i.e. those who are already above 12 years of age) of population from 16th March 2022,'' an official statement said on Monday.
It further said that the COVID19 vaccine to be administered would be Corbevax manufactured by Biological E. Limited, Hyderabad.
It is to be noted that population above 14 years of age is already being administered COVID19 vaccine under the ongoing COVID19 vaccination programme.
On January 16 last year, the countrywide vaccination drive was rolled with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. After this, the vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2 last year.