NO KIDDING, JAB FOR 12+
The Free Press Journal|December 26, 2021
Covaxin allowed for emergency use in children above 12 years; decision will go a long way in bringing kids back into the classroom and the playfield. Two more vaccines for children are in the making

The Drug Controller General of India on Saturday approved the vaccine Covaxin for emergency use in children above 12 years.

This decision could go a long way in ensuring that children return to the physical classroom, start playing contact sports, engaging in extra-curricular activities and don't stay cooped up in houses all day, glued to TV screens.

Though offline classes have resumed, the attendance leaves much to be desired. The jab for those who are 12+ will further bolster the confidence of parents who are a trifle reluctant to send children to school in view of the rising incidence of Covid cases and the lurking Omicron threat.

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