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Updated on: Monday, January 03, 2022, 08:28 PM IST

COVID-19 vaccination for 15-18 age group: India inoculates 3.8 million teens on day one

A health worker inoculates a youth with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine during a vaccination drive for people in the 15-18 age group, in Mumbai on January 3, 2022. |

A health worker inoculates a youth with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine during a vaccination drive for people in the 15-18 age group, in Mumbai on January 3, 2022. |

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Vaccination opened for teens in the 15 to 18 age group on Monday across India amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in multiple states and cities. More than 3.8 million teens were jabbed today as the country expanded an inoculation effort to protect its large adolescent population ahead of a looming wave of coronavirus infections.

Many teenagers wearing their uniforms, queued at schools and health centres across the country as health workers injected them with Bharat Biotech's Covaxin - the only COVID-19 vaccine so far approved by India for those below 18 years.

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Published on: Monday, January 03, 2022, 08:28 PM IST
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