Children between 15 and 18 years can register online on Cowin portal from today to receive Covaxin shots from Monday. To register on the Cowin site, children can use their school IDs or Aadhaar. Six to seven crore children in the 15-18 age bracket will be eligible to receive Covaxin.
Healthcare and frontline workers and citizens aged 60-and-above with comorbidities will be able to access vaccination for the precaution dose through their existing Cowin account.
The Cowin system will send an SMS to eligible persons for availing the precaution dose when it becomes due. Administration of booster dose for healthcare and frontline workers and citizens aged 60-and-above with comorbidities will begin fron 10th of this month.
Nearly three crore healthcare and frontline workers are expected to be eligible in January to get the booster dose of the Covid vaccine, which will be administered with a gap of nine months after the second dose.
National Health Authority chief executive RS Sharma said that the 60-and above recipients will have to mention their comorbidity on the portal while registering and need to produce a certificate from a registered doctor at the vaccination site.
Meanwhile, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has urged the family members of children aged between 15 to 18 years to register for the vaccination of their children.
In a tweet today, Mr. Mandaviya said, if the children are safe, then the future of the country is safe. He said, on the occasion of New Year, registration is being started on COWIN portal for COVID-19 vaccination of children from today.