Expect a slow but steady start to teen vaccination
Business Standard|January 03, 2022
Day1 to see a few hundred shots administered at each site
SOHINI DAS & RUCHIKA CHITRAVANSHI 

Private hospitals across the country have started ordering Covaxin shots as they prepare to inoculate Indians between 15 years and 18 years against coronavirus – a drive that starts on Monday. Currently, Covaxin is the only authorised vaccine for teenagers in the country.

As many as 721,550 children in the 15-18 years age group had registered on the CO-WIN platform until 9.30 pm on Sunday.

On Monday, the vaccination drive for teenagers is likely to start slowly with most of the sites across India expected to administer only a few hundred doses each.

FOR THE NEW PHASE

  • 721,550 children in 15-18-yr age group registered on Co-Win (until 9.30 pm, Sunday)
  • 55-60 million doses a month it is currently producing
  • 80 million doses a month Bharat Biotech is targeting to produce

Private hospitals have started ordering fresh Covaxin stocks

Teen vaccination drive will spread to schools and colleges in a week

But the pace is likely to pick up over the next few days and weeks.

Starting from government vaccination sites and private hospitals, the drive — that would cover an estimated 100 million children in India would spread to schools and colleges over the next few days.

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