New Delhi,26/12:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccination for children aged between 15-18 years from the first week of January and booster doses for healthcare workers, front line staff, and the elderly from the second week.
“The vaccination for children in the age group of 15-18 years will begin from January 3, 2022. This will help remove the worries of school and college-going children,” the Prime Minister said in an address to the nation.
On the long-awaited announcement on the Covid-19 booster dose, Modi said that a precautionary (he did not use the term booster) dose would be administered to healthcare workers and frontline workers from January 10. They were the first two sections of people who received the Covid-19 shots when India launched its vaccination campaign on January 16, this year.