Maha government aims to cover 39 lakh beneficiaries as COVID-19 vaccination for 12-14 age group begins
Vaccination against COVID-19 for children aged 12 to 14 started in Maharashtra on Wednesday, with the state government directing officials to hold ten dedicated sessions in each district to administer the doses.
An official said the state government aims to cover around 39 lakh beneficiaries in the age bracket of 12 to 14 years in Maharashtra. The Center has already indicated that only the Corbevax vaccine will be administered to children in the 12-14 age category. “Vaccination of children in the age group 12-14 started on Wednesday in Maharashtra as per the announcement by the Centre,” a senior health department official said.
The government has asked the administration to hold 10 dedicated sessions in each district of the state to vaccinate children, an official said.
Two doses of the Biological E Corbevax intramuscular vaccine would be given to children in the 12-14 age group 28 days apart, as per Center guidelines.
A total of 15,79,54,991 doses of vaccines have been administered (to people over the age of 15) in Maharashtra as of Tuesday, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.
As many as 8, 75, 70, 112 people received the first dose, while 6, 87, 39, 618 people also received the second dose, he said.
Precautionary doses have been administered to 16,45,261 people to date.
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