Bhopal: Parents of children below 12 years to be vaccinated on a priority

Madhya Pradesh bracing for the third wave of Covid-19

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Friday, June 04, 2021, 02:06 AM IST

 (Photo by AFP)
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BHOPAL: The state government has begun to brace for the third wave of Covid-19.

As part of the preparations, the parents of the children below 12 years of age will be vaccinated on priority. A drive for it is going to be launched soon.

On the one hand, the vaccination of the parents will protect the children from the virus. On the other hand, if any child is afflicted with the virus, either of his parents may stay with the ailing child. Therefore, the vaccination of parents will protect them from getting infected by the virus.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the children from the state who are studying abroad should also be vaccinated on priority.

According to Chouhan, the wards are being set up for children at different levels in hospitals.

Medical experts across the world have said that there is a possibility of the third of Covid-19.

If children in India are not vaccinated, the virus may have a severe impact on them.

For this reason, the government has planned to set up a committee and will brace for the third wave according to its report.

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Published on: Friday, June 04, 2021, 02:06 AM IST