Bangalore: Covid vaccine for children – State government issues guidelines

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Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (MS)

Bangalore, Jan 1 The state government had decided to vaccinate children between the ages of 15 and 18 as cases of the Omicron variant of Covid are on the rise.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai called on all district ministers and deputies to launch the campaign on January 3 in all districts.

Although the DGCI has approved the administration of the vaccine to children between the ages of 12 and 18, the Union government has decided to vaccinate children between the ages of 15 and 18. Names must be registered on the CoWin portal. Vaccination will be given as a priority.

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The 10th year ID card will be uploaded on site as an ID. At this time, only Covaxin will be administered. A period of 28 days is provided for this.

In addition to the vaccination of children, a booster dose will be given to the elderly. A nine month interval is required between the second dose and the booster dose.

Starting Jan. 3, a vaccination campaign for children aged 15 to 18 and a booster dose for those over 60 will take place in the state.

Guidelines:

  • Children born before or in 2007 can be vaccinated. Two doses of Covaxin vaccination will be given with an interval of 28 days.
  • Special awareness meetings will be organized for parents before administering the vaccination to children
  • Beneficiary children must register on their own mobile number or using their parents’ mobile number. If these are not available, the telephone number of the school principal or principal can be used.
  • A school identity card or Aadhar card must be presented during vaccination
  • Sick children should be supervised by the doctors at the health centers themselves
  • Those who do not get vaccinated in schools should be identified and vaccinated at nearby health centers.

The booster dose for healthcare workers and co-morbid people aged 60 and over can be obtained through their existing CoWin account.


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