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Vaccination in India for children is starting from today, know what you have to do

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Vaccination for 15 to 18 year olds starts from today. The Government of India has set up separate vaccination centers for children. Read on to know more.

Amidst the increasing cases of Kovid-19 Omicron, vaccination for children is starting in India today i.e. from January 3, 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his address to the nation on December 25, 2021, allowed 15 to 18-year-olds to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Let us tell you that all children will receive a single dose of Covaxin. Covaxin is a vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech. Whose trial was going on for several days on children. More than 8 lakh teenagers have registered in the government’s CoWin portal. This portal has been opened for children from January 1. So you should also register soon, but before that know some important things.

Know some important things related to vaccination

According to the Union Health Ministry, children born in 2007 or earlier will be eligible for Kovid-19 vaccination under the category of 15-18 years.

sabhi bacchon ko covaxin lagegi
All children will receive a single dose of Covaxin. Image : Shutterstock

According to Dr RS Sharma, head of the CoWin platform, apart from other national identity cards, children can use their class 10 ID cards for registration.

Young children will have to wait for half an hour at immunization centers, where they will be monitored for any side effects post-vaccination.

It is important to follow all the COVID protocols regarding vaccination at the immunization centres. Children will be given a second dose of Covaxin after 28 days.

Register your child like this

You can use any smartphone, computer or laptop to book the vaccination slot online on the CoWin portal.

To book slots, first you open the COWIN app. Then click on registration. Here you will be asked to enter your child’s information such as his name and age.

After this, submit any of the child’s ID or Aadhar card and complete the process.

apne bacchon ke liye online vaccination slot book karein
Book your child’s vaccination slot online on the CoWin portal. Image : Shutterstock

What to do if you do not register online

It has been seen many times that the site gets jammed due to crores of registrations. So you can also do on-the-spot registration. Just carry your child’s Aadhar Card, 10th Marksheet (10th Marksheet) or School ID.

What are the side effects of Covaxin on children

According to Bharata Biotech, after taking the first shot of Covaxin, children may experience symptoms such as mild fever, headache, arm pain or swelling and body pain. It does not have any serious side effects.

The immunity of children of this age is very fast. In such a situation, amidst increasing cases of Omicron, vaccination can prove to be beneficial for your child. So don’t hold back from getting your kids vaccinated.

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