New Delhi, 25th December 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today informed the nation that vaccination for children in the age of 15-18 years will begin from January 3, 2022. Booster dose for frontline work will start from January 10.
In his address, PM Modi further said that those with comorbidities and above 60 years of age on the recommendation of their doctors will be eligible for precaution doses from January 10, 2022, onwards.
Realising the seriousness of COVID19, today more than 141 crore doses have been administered in India. More than 90% eligible population has been vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine, he added.
India has 18 lakh isolation beds, 5 lakh oxygen supported beds, 1.40 lakh ICU beds, 90,000 pediatric ICU & non-ICU beds. “We have more than 3,000 working PSA oxygen plants, 4 lakh oxygen cylinders have been distributed throughout the nation”, PM Modi said.
In many countries of the world number of infects are increasing due to the new Omicron variant of COVID. I appeal to all, not to panic but remain vigilant, and use masks and sanitize hands regularly, he concluded.