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Updated on: Monday, January 03, 2022, 03:35 PM IST

COVID-19: Vaccination for children aged 15-18 years begins from today; see pics

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COVID-19 vaccination drive for beneficiaries in the age bracket of 15-18 years is scheduled began on Monday across the country.

As announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25, 2021, the vaccination for the age-group 15-18 years was scheduled to begin from January 3, 2022, while administration of precautionary third dose for the vulnerable categories is to commence from January 10, 2022.

Pictures from Ahmedabad, Gujarat:

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"We've made a micro plan as per which we'll vaccinate 600 students above 15 years of age with COVAXIN," said Dr Rajnikanth Contractor, Medical Officer-In-Charge of Chandlodiya Urban Health Center, AMC to news agency ANI.

Delhi | Vaccination starts for children in the age group of 15-18 years in Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Laxmi Nagar

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"Children are excited to take the vaccine. All the children are being kept in the observation room for 30 minutes," said vaccinator Jyoti Grewal to news agency ANI.

West Bengal | Vaccination begins for children aged 15-18 years at Chetla Girls High School, Kolkata

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"We keep sensitizing the students. So, children are confident about taking the vaccine so that they can start school soon. Vaccination target for today is 107," new agency ANI quoted a school teacher as saying.

Chandigarh | Vaccination begins for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Manimajra.

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Assam | Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched COVID-19 vaccination drive for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years at Oil India Higher Secondary School, Duliajan in Dibrugarh district.

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Uttar Pradesh | COVID vaccination for children aged 15-18 starts in Civil Hospital in Lucknow

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"There are 1.4 crore children in the age group of 15-18 in the state. 2,150 booths have been set up across the state to vaccinate the children," CM Yogi Adityanath told reporters.

Rajasthan | CM Ashok Gehlot launches vaccination drive for children in the age group of 15-18 years at Rajkiya Adarsh Balika Uchch Madhyamik Vidyalaya in Jaipur

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Rajasthan | Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launches vaccination drive for children in the category of 15 to 18 years of age at Vigyan Nagar Medical Dispensary in Kota

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Long queues witnessed outside of the vaccination centre.

Puducherry | CM N Rangasamy launches COVID vaccination for children from Thillaiyadi Valliammai Government High School in Kataragama

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Karnataka | CM Basavaraj S Bommai launches vaccination drive for children between 15 to 18 years of age at BBMP Govt Girls High School in Bengaluru

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Jammu & Kashmir | COVID-19 vaccination for children in the age group of 15-18 years starts in Jammu. Visuals from a private school in the city

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Himachal Pradesh | CM Jai Ram Thakur launches state-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign for 15-18 years age group from Mandi

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Published on: Monday, January 03, 2022, 11:02 AM IST
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