In light of the government’s decision to open Corona virus disease-19 Child Vaccination Campaign, CoWIN platform will enable beneficiaries 15-18 years old to register with Student ID cards. Platform Chair Dr. RS Sharma said: “We have added an additional (10) ID card for registration – Student ID card because some may not have AADAR or other ID cards.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 25 December, announced three major decisions to combat the rising cases of COVID-19; Including the start of vaccination for children in the age group 15-18 from January 3rd. In addition, he also announced a booster or precautionary dose for seniors and frontline workers. Modi had said, “The government has decided to start a precautionary dose of vaccine for healthcare workers and frontline workers from January 10, 2022. Citizens over the age of 60 who face co-morbidities will have the option to take a precautionary dose based on their advice. Doctor .”
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The prime minister had said that a total of 61 per cent of the adult population has been given two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine while 90 per cent of the adult population has received their first dose. The Prime Minister added that the move to provide COVID vaccines to children is likely to help efforts to return to regular schooling and will reduce the anxiety of parents.