According to the guidelines, two doses of the intramuscular vaccine Corbevax from Biological E’s would be administered to beneficiaries aged 12-14 years with an interval of 28 days.

The Center on Tuesday released guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination of children between the ages of 12-14, which will begin from March 16, and said only the Corbevax vaccine would be used for beneficiaries of this age group. Two doses of Biological E’s intramuscular vaccine Corbevax would be administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 12-14 years with an interval of 28 days, the guidelines said.

The Center also shared these guidelines with states in a letter issued Monday. The COVID-19 vaccination of children aged 12-14 will begin from March 16, and only the Corbevax vaccine would be used for beneficiaries in the 12-13 and 13-14 age groups, it said. covered during vaccination for the age group of 15-18 years.

According to the guidelines, as of March 1, 2021, there will be as many as 4.7 crore children aged 12 and 13 in the country. Also, a precautionary dose can now be given to all individuals aged 60 and over and the prioritization and sequencing of this dose would be based on completion of nine months – 39 weeks from the date of administration of the second dose.

According to the guidelines, the precautionary dose vaccination should be done with the same vaccine as the primary vaccination. According to the guidelines, all beneficiaries born in 2010 or earlier – those who have already reached the age of 12 – can register on CoWIN.

“The vaccination slots are only booked through Co-WIN for the age group of 12-14 years for “CorBEvax”. Vaccinator must ensure that the vaccine is only administered to children who have reached the age of 12 on the date of vaccination and if a child is registered but has not yet reached the age of 12, the vaccination should not be given,” , according to the guidelines.

Registration can be done through the following modes: self-registration through an existing account on a family member’s Co-WIN or by creating a new account through a unique mobile number (this facility is currently available to all eligible citizens), said It can also be done through on-site registration by the vaccinator in facilitated registration mode and appointments can be booked online or on-site (walk-in) for 12-14 years.

Vaccination from 12-14 years would be carried out through special vaccination sessions – i.e. COVID-19 vaccination centers for the age group of 12-14 years – to prevent their accidental vaccination with other COVID-19 vaccines. The guidelines said all citizens regardless of income status are entitled to free COVID-19 vaccination in government Covid centers.


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