To prevent corona infection, after the elders, preparations are being made to introduce the vaccine to the children as well, which will start from January 3. In this, the vaccine will be given to children in the age group of 15 to 18 years. But PM Modi has only talked about applying the vaccine, there are still many questions in the minds of people regarding many things like how will the vaccine be used? The process of registration, where will the vaccine be taken etc… so know its information here.

Where will the vaccine be found?

If the children get the vaccine at the existing centers, then they will also have to stand in line along with the elders. But the system of vaccination is going on in schools also. But no announcement has been made by the government regarding this at the moment.

Which vaccine will be given?

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the emergency use of Covaccine, a children’s Kovid-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech. After the approval of DCGI, Bharat Biotech’s vaccine can currently be administered to adolescents in the age group of 12 to 18 years. It is expected that the same vaccine will be given to children aged 15 to 18 years.

What will be the price?

An important question is also whether any fee will have to be paid for the vaccination of children or will the government provide it for free. Right now the corona vaccine being administered to people above the age of 18 years has both free and paid options. Different types of vaccines have different prices.

How will the registration happen?

Children also have to register for the vaccination. The registration process on the Kovin app for children will start from January 1. RS Sharma, head of the Covin platform, said that for the vaccination of children in the age group of 15-18 years, the registration on Kovin will start from January 1. Aadhar card will be required for this. If someone does not have aadhar card or any other identity card then they can use student id card for registration.

10 crore children will benefit

According to official data, there are around 100 million children in the age group of 15-18 in the country. The government will try to give the first dose of the vaccine to these children as soon as possible.

Vaccines to children in more than 30 countries

The vaccine is being given to children in more than 30 countries. In Cuba, children above the age of 2 are being vaccinated, while in South Korea, Australia, the Philippines, children above the age of 12 are being vaccinated.

The gap of the third dose will be 9 to 12 months

The gap between the second and third doses of the corona vaccine can be nine to 12 months. Official sources said the specifics of the gaps for the vaccines are being worked out.

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Edited By: Priyanka Singh