Vaccination for children aged 15-18 years from January 3, says PM Modi
He also announced a precaution dose for healthcare and frontline workers from 10th January 2022, Monday.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Saturday announced that from 3rd January 2022, Monday, vaccination will start for the children in the age group of 15-18 years.
He also announced a precaution dose for healthcare and frontline workers from 10th January 2022, Monday. This has been done in light of the amount of time that the frontline workers and health care workers spend in the service of Covid patients.
PM Modi said, "In India, this has been called ‘precaution dose’ not booster dose. The decision of precaution dose will strengthen the confidence of healthcare and frontline workers. The Prime Minister also announced that option of precaution dose will be available for senior citizens above 60 years of age with co-morbidities on the advice of their doctors from 10th January, 2022".
Speaking on coronavirus variant, PM Modi requested the people not to panic and to follow precautions such as masks and washing hands repeatedly. He said that the global experience of fighting the pandemic has told that following all guidelines is the biggest weapons in the fight against Corona. Second weapon is vaccination.
He further informed that the vaccination campaign started on 16th January this year has crossed the mark of 141 crore doses. He credited the collective efforts of the citizens, scientists and health workers and doctors for this success. So far, 61 percent of the adult population of the country has received both the vaccines and 90 per cent of adults have received one dose, he added.