Vaccination for teens begins

NMC sets up six centres
Vaccination for teens begins

NASHIK: Nashik is all set to vaccinate its adolescents in the age group of 15-18. The vaccination drive is to begin today, Monday, 3 January.

As per the government directive, Nashik Municipal Corporation will have Vaccination Centers for Covaxin at six places in the city. 100 online slots have been set up for each. All teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 in Nashik city will be vaccinated with Covaxin.

For this, registration will have to be done on the Cowin system, as well as by going to the vaccination site. Separate arrangements will be made for this. This arrangement will be made in the municipal area. The vaccination center will be expanded in phases.

At the school level, all boys and girls in the city should be vaccinated by going to the above health center and this vaccination is necessary and important to prevent the third wave.

Earlier in the country, online registrations on CoWIN for the same began on Sunday, 2 January, and within hours (as of 9:30 AM), the website had already seen nearly 3,57,984 registrations for this age group. This number stood at 5,31,584 in the portal at around 3:30 PM on Sunday.

PM Modi had announced on December 25 that the vaccine would now be available for the 15-18 age group as well. All those born in 2007 or before are now eligible for the vaccine against COVID-19 in India.

Both walk-in and online registrations through CoWIN facilities will be made available for eligible teenagers. Registration on the CoWIN portal has begun from January 1, and on-site registrations will start today (January 3). For now, only Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin would be used for vaccination teenagers across the country.

Vaccination centres

  • Meri Covid Center, Panchavati

  • Social Welfare, Nashik-Pune Road

  • CIDCO Center

  • Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital

  • ESIC Hospital Satpur

  • New Bytco Hospital, Nashik Road

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