COVID-19: India Gets Ready To Vaccinate Kids; Here’s How States Are Doing It

COVID-19 immunisation for teenagers aged 15 to 18 years begins today, and states across the country have made extensive preparations.
As the COVID-19 vaccine for teenagers aged 15 to 18 years begins today, January 3, states around the country have made great preparations and established daily targets to inoculate as many youth as possible. To assist with this, education departments have established vaccination centres at a number of schools, and youngsters have been encouraged to come forward and assist in making the initiative a success.

Here’s how states and major cities in India are preparing to vaccinate children against the Coronavirus.


A total of 9.2 lakh youngsters are anticipated to be vaccinated at the nine authorised mega centres, with at least 500 teenagers being inoculated each day. The city has received 10,000 doses of Covaxin for youngsters, and the vaccine push will begin at 11 a.m. today, according to Guardian minister Aaditya Thackrey of BKC. The city has designated five cubicles for youngsters only, equipped with enticing decorations and books that contain social themes.


Over 115,000 people are anticipated to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Noida when the programme begins today. The district’s health department has designated 27 government centres to offer immunizations to people aged 15 to 18. Each of these places will receive roughly 300 doses of Covaxin every day.


Here’s How States Are Doing It

According to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, the national capital has the potential to vaccinate 3 lakh youngsters in this group per day. The vaccination drive will take place on January 3 at various places throughout Delhi, including schools, hospitals, and health institutions, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


As part of the COVID-19 immunisation effort in Pune, 10,000 Covaxin doses would be provided to teens aged 15 to 18 at 40 venues. Each of the 40 centres, which are dispersed over the 15 wards of the Pune Municipal Corporation, receives 250 doses. A symbolic drive will be held today at a local children’s hospital in the presence of Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar.


Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha will launch the COVID-19 immunisation campaign in Jammu. Children aged 15 to 18 would be vaccinated at vaccination centres in chosen schools around the union area. According to the spokesperson, up to 8.33 lakh children will be immunised during the drive in Jammu and Kashmir.


Starting today, people aged 15 to 18 in Rajasthan will be given the coronavirus vaccine. The state’s Health Department has made all of the necessary preparations, and vaccination centres have been set up in 3,456 government medical facilities throughout the state.

Tamil Nadu is a state in India.

The Tamil Nadu government has identified approximately 33 lakh children aged 15 to 18 who will be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a top government official. The vaccinations will begin on January 3 at the schools where the students are enrolled. Approximately 8% of individuals in Class 10, 11, and 12 are enrolled in government-run schools and private universities.

Madhya Pradesh is a state in India.

According to a senior health official, vaccinations for 36 lakh school children aged 15 to 18 have begun, with intentions to distribute doses to 12 lakh beneficiaries on the first day. The vaccination effort is for the state’s 36 lakh enrolled kids aged 15 to 18.


The government of Assam has agreed to vaccinate roughly 15 schools every day, with pupils in grades 10 and 12 likely to be the first to get vaccinated. The administration wants to have fully vaccinated over 18 lakh school pupils by the end of February, in time for their annual and board exams.


Gujarat began a special week-long campaign on January 3 to vaccinate 36 lakh youngsters aged 15 to 18 years against COVID-19. A major drive will be launched on January 7, with a focus on kids in Class 10 who will be taking their board examinations this year. A special campaign will be staged in 3,500 venues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from January 3 to 9.


The Kerala government has developed children’s vaccination centres in district and community health centres, as well as primary and family health centres. Depending on vaccine availability, children will be vaccinated as soon as possible. As an alternative to online registration, the state education department will assist children in registering for vaccinations. Pink boards will be placed at the entrance of the registration counter and in the vaccination area to help youngsters identify the vaccination centres.


After COVID-19 immunisation becomes available to them today, the Goa government wants to vaccinate all 72,000 children aged 15 to 18 in the next four days. The state has already received 72,000 vaccination shots, which will be given out in three to four days starting January 3rd.

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