The Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 15 to 18 will begin on Monday, January 3. Registration on the CoWIN portal has started from Saturday The only alternative to the vaccine for children would be covacin, officials said Monday, adding that preparations are underway to begin vaccinating children against covid-19. The guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Health specify that “those born in the year 2007” or earlier, will be eligible.
How to register for Vaccination at CoWIN?
Beneficiaries (ages 15-18) can register themselves online with an existing account at Co-WIN or by creating a new account with a unique mobile number.
• Students can register for vaccination on the portal using their student ID card
This facility is currently available to all eligible citizens.
Beneficiaries can be registered in convenient registration mode by the verifier or vaccinator at the vaccination sites and appointments can be booked online or on-site (walk-in).
When does CoWIN registration begin?
Registration for vaccinating children between the ages of 15 and 18 has started from January 1.
When do children get vaccinated?
Vaccination for children aged 15-18 will begin on January 3, 2022.
Vaccines for children
CoWIN chief Dr RS Sharma had earlier told CNN-News18 that children would have a choice between India Biotech’s Covacin and Zydus Cadillac Jab.
However, Covaxin is now the only option.
The Zydus Cadillac anti-covid vaccine ZyCoV-D has not yet been introduced into the country’s inoculation program, even for adults, although it received emergency use approval (EUA) from the drug regulator on 20 August, making it the first vaccine to be used. 12-18 year olds in the country.
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on Friday approved EUA for home-made covacin for children over 12 years of age, subject to certain conditions.
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