The Gujarat government will organize camps in schools for the vaccination of 35 lakh children between the ages of 15 and 18. A senior officer gave this information on Tuesday. Online registration for vaccination will start from January 1.
The Gujarat government will set up camps in schools for the vaccine to 35 lakh children between the ages of 15 and 18. A senior officer gave this information on Tuesday. Online registration for vaccination will start from January 1. According to the instructions issued by the Union Health Ministry, children of this age will only get the dose of Co-vaxin.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Manoj Aggarwal said that the online registration will start from January 1, but registration is also available on the site. We will approach the schools in coordination with the education department to cover an estimated 34-35 lakh beneficiaries. He said that we are preparing to set up camps in schools. The vaccination team will cover schools in a group of villages. We have enough stock of co-vaccine. We will be able to vaccinate children from January 3.
45 lakh vaccine dose stock
Agarwal said that children will also be covered under the door-to-door vaccination campaign of the Health Department. He told that at present there is a stock of at least 45 lakh vaccine doses in Gujarat. Agarwal said that currently 6.80 lakh persons in the categories of healthcare workers, frontline staff and senior citizens with comorbidities are eligible for the ‘precautionary dose’ (third dose) of the vaccine, which is to be given after 9 months.
Booster dose to 37,000 senior citizens by January 10
A total of 6.24 lakh healthcare workers and 13.44 lakh frontline workers have received the first and second doses in Gujarat, the official said. 3.21 lakh health workers and 3.19 lakh frontline workers will be eligible for the booster dose till January 10. Also, by January 10, at least 37,000 senior citizens will be eligible for the booster dose. There are 65.42 lakh people in Gujarat aged 60 years and above, and most of them have got their second dose done. There is a probability of being at least 20 percent. Be Comrade, which comes to about 13 lakhs.
As per the guidelines of the Central Government, eligible persons can book the precautionary dose through their existing Co-Win account. Eligibility will be based on the date of the second dose, as entered in the Co-Win system, which will send an SMS when the dose is due.
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