New Delhi: Vaccination for children in the age of 15-18 years will begin from January 3, 2022 across the country. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a live video message today evening.
Modi further announced those with comorbidities and above 60 years of age on the recommendation of their doctors will be eligible for precaution doses from January 10, 2022 onwards. Also, healthcare and frontline workers will get precaution vaccine dose from January 10, 2022.
Realising the seriousness of COVID-19, more than 141 crore doses have been administered in India so far. More than 90% eligible population has been vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine, informed Modi.
“In many countries of the world number of infectees are increasing due to the new Omicron variant of COVID. I appeal to all, not to panic but remain vigilant, and use masks and sanitize hands regularly,” he said.
India has 18 lakh isolation beds, five lakh oxygen supported beds, 1.40 lakh ICU beds, 90,000 pediatric ICU and non-ICU beds. More than 3,000 working PSA oxygen plants, four lakh oxygen cylinders have been distributed throughout the nation, the Prime Minister said.