New Delhi, March 14: The Central Government is likely to begin Covid-19 vaccination for children in the 12-14 age group this week. It will also remove the co-morbidity clause for administering coronavirus vaccine precaution doses to senior citizens. It is learnt that Biological E’s Corbevax will be administered to 12-14 age-group.
As per sources, the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) has have given its recommendation to begin Covid-19 vaccination of children in the 12-14 age group.
"The vaccination of children in the age group of 12-14 years is most likely to begin from Tuesday. Also, the co-morbidity clause for administering precaution doses to those aged 60 years and above will be removed," added the sources.
The countrywide vaccination drive against Covid-19 was rolled out on January 16 last year with health care workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2 last year.
Meanwhile, India logged 2,503 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Monday. On Sunday, India reported 3,116 new Covid-19 infections and 47 deaths.
The country's total tally of coronavirus cases has moved up to 4,29,93,494. The active caseload currently stands at 36,168 accounting for 0.08 per cent of the total cases, the health ministry said.