Adolescents aged 15-17 years will only be given Covaxin doses when they become eligible for immunisation on January 3


Posted on 27 December 2021


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Adolescents aged 15-17 years will only be given Covaxin doses when they become eligible for immunisation on January 3, according to a Health Ministry notice released on Monday. From January 10, 2022, healthcare and frontline workers who have received two doses will be eligible for a "precaution dose," with those who have had at least 39 weeks between doses getting priority. Those aged 60 and up with comorbidities who have got two doses of COVID-19 vaccination will be given a comparable "precaution dose" starting January 10 on doctor's advice. This dose's prioritisation and sequencing would similarly be based on the completion of nine months, or 39 weeks, from the date of the second dose's administration.


Key Points

  • Adolescents aged 15-17 years will only be given Covaxin doses when they become eligible for immunisation on January 3, according to a Health Ministry notice released on Monday.

  • This dose's prioritisation and sequencing would similarly be based on the completion of nine months, or 39 weeks, from the date of the second dose's administration.