Covid19 Vaccination: Children aged 12 to 14 years can get vaccine from march 16, 2022

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said government decides to expand COVID-19 vaccination for 12 to 13 years and 13 to 14 years age groups from 16th March 2022, Condition of co-morbidity for 60+ population removed; all above 60 years now eligible for precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine from 16th March 2022.

Union Government after due deliberations with scientific bodies has decided to start COVID19 vaccination for 12-13 yr and 13-14 yr age groups (those born in 2008, 2009 and 2010. i.e. those who are already above 12 years of age) of population from 16th March 2022. The COVID19 vaccine to be administered would be Corbevax manufactured by Biological E. Limited, Hyderabad.

MOHFW India says It is to be noted that population above 14 years of age is already being administered COVID19 vaccine under the ongoing COVID19 vaccination programme. Government has also decided that the condition of co-morbidity for COVID19 Precaution Dose for population over 60 years of age will be removed forthwith. Hence, from 16th March 2022 onwards, the entire population above 60 years of age will be eligible for Precaution Dose of COVID19 vaccine.

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