PM Announces Booster Shots For 60+, Frontline Staff; Vaccines For 15-18

PM Announces Booster Shots For 60+, Frontline Staff; Vaccines For 15-18

New Delhi, December 25 (TNA) Children between 15 and 18 years will be vaccinated from January 3 and booster doses will be given to health and frontline workers and those above 60 with other health problems from January 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared in an address to the nation late Saturday night.

He further said the decision to start vaccinating children in the New Year had been taken in consultation with scientific advisers. Covaxin was cleared for children above 12 by the drug regulator, earlier in the day.

Modi also said "precaution doses" will be started for health care and front line workers from January 10, not calling it a booster shot.

Those over 60 with other health problems will also receive extra doses from January 10 on their doctor's advice, he said.

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