Vaccination for Children: Vaccination for 5 to 12 age group may be recommended tomorrow, this issue will be discussed in the meeting of NTAGI

Vaccination for Children: Vaccination for 5 to 12 age group may be recommended tomorrow, this issue will be discussed in the meeting of NTAGI

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India’s drug regulator DCGI on Tuesday granted emergency use authorization for the biologic E’s corona vaccine Carbavax for people in the age group of five to 12 years and Bharat Biotech’s Covaccine for children in the age group of six to 12 years.

New Delhi, Pretr. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday that a decision on vaccination of children between the ages of five and 12 would be taken based on the recommendation of an expert committee. According to sources, the issue is likely to be discussed in the meeting of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) to be held on Friday.

Mandaviya told reporters that a decision on vaccination for the age group 5 to 12 would be taken on the basis of the recommendation of the expert committee.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interaction with Chief Ministers on Wednesday said that the priority of the government is to vaccinate all eligible children at the earliest with a special campaign in schools.

India’s drug regulator DCGI on Tuesday granted emergency use authorization for the biologic E’s corona vaccine Carbavax for people in the age group of five to 12 years and Bharat Biotech’s Covaccine for children in the age group of six to 12 years.

Carbavax is currently being used to vaccinate children between the ages of 12 and 14.

Covaccine was added to the Emergency Use List (EUL) for the age group 12-18 on December 24, 2021. India has started immunization of children in the age group of 12-14 years from March 16.

Over 188.40 crore vaccines administered

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that the cumulative corona vaccination coverage of the country has crossed 188.40 crores. The ministry said that more than 19.58 crore remaining and unused corona vaccine doses are available with the states and union territories.

More than three thousand new cases of corona in a day

Let us inform that on Thursday, 3,303 new cases of corona were reported in the country. With these new cases, the number of infected increased to 4,30,68,799, while the active cases increased to 16,980. According to the data of the Union Health Ministry, with the death of 39 more people due to corona during this period, the total number of people who died due to this epidemic in India rose to 5,23,693. According to the ministry, the recovery rate from corona is currently 98.74 percent. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.66 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.61 percent.

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