Vaccine for 15 to 18 year olds from Jan 3, doses for elderly from January 10: PM Modi
Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that India will begin vaccinating youngsters children between the ages of 15 and 18 from January 3 of next year, while healthcare and frontline workers will be given “precautionary doses” from January 10, 2022.
Furthermore, starting from January 10, people over 60 with co-morbidities will be able to take a booster dose if their doctor recommends it.
The Prime Minister stated that now is the moment to be cautious, as the highly contagious Omicron form is quickly spreading over the world and cases are increasing. PM Modi urged people not to panic and to “wear masks and wash their hands frequently.”
The Prime Minister also urged citizens not to propagate rumours and false information and advised everyone to remain vigilant.
“We’ve organised the world’s largest vaccination drive and we want to improve it. We must strengthen the country against Covid,” PM added.
He assured citizens that all necessary measures are being made to combat rising infection rates, and he listed the number of hospital beds, oxygen beds, and vaccination progress.
According to PM, there are 18 lakh isolation beds, 5 lakh oxygen-supported beds, 1.40 lakh ICU beds, and 90,000 paediatric ICU and non-ICU beds in India. More than 3,000 PSA oxygen plants are working, and 4 lakh oxygen cylinders have been supplied around the country.