New Delhi: Immunization of adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18, which began on January 3, seems to be successful. More than 3 crore adolescents have been given the corona vaccine in the country in just 10 days. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted this information.
Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, "Young India showed a sense of responsibility and enthusiasm. More than 30 million youth in the age group of 15 to 18 years took the first dose of the corona vaccine. I appeal to all my young friends to get vaccinated at the earliest. The youth in the country have started getting vaccinated from 3rd January this year. Registration for the same started from January 1. At present, only adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18 have been approved for the corona vaccine. The youth of the country are being given the dose of covaxin manufactured by Bharat Biotech.
Corona vaccination started in the country from 16th January last year. In the first phase, the vaccine was given to the health workers and the dosage was started to the personnel of front line workers from 2nd February 2021. In the later phase, vaccination was introduced for different age groups.