New Delhi: India is all set to begin CoWin registrations for the Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 15 to 18 years from Saturday.
“Let’s get ready to ensure COVID vaccination of all eligible citizens. Registrations on #CoWIN for 15-18 year old children starts from 1st January 2022. #LargestVaccineDrive #Unite2FightCorona,” tweeted the Ministry of Health on Friday. As announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25, 2021, the vaccination for the age-group 15-18 years is scheduled to begin from Monday while administration of precautionary third dose for the vulnerable categories is to commence from January 10, 2022.
How to book COVID-19 vaccination slot
Visit the official CoWIN portal at cowin.gov.in
Sign in using one of the three options – 1. Mobile Number and OTP, 2. Arogya Setu account, or 3. Umang account
After registration, book an appointment by selecting your preferred date and time
Choose the vaccination centre from the list provided
Complete your appointment.
In the context of the vaccination of the age group 15-18 years, the Union Health Secretary informed the States/UTs that only ‘Covaxin’ is to be administered in this population category and additional doses of ‘Covaxin’ will be sent to all states and UTs.
Union Government will share the supply schedule of ‘Covaxin’ with all the States and UTs in the next few days. Potential beneficiaries can either register themselves on Co-WIN from January 1, 2022, or avail of a walk-in registration when vaccination commences from January 3. Those with the birth year of 2007 or before will be eligible for vaccination under this category.
All established protocols regarding vaccination are to be followed for the 15-18 years age group; beneficiaries are to wait for half an hour when they will be monitored for the adverse events following immunization (AEFI) and will be eligible for the second dose only after 28 days.
first published:Jan. 1, 2022, 9:43 a.m.