PM Modi Address: Booster doses announced, Vaccination for children aged 15-18 to begin Jan 3, 2022

PM Modi Address: Booster doses announced, Vaccination for children aged 15-18 to begin Jan 3, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that India will soon start vaccination for children in the age of 15-18 year from January 3, 2022. In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister also announced booster doses for healthcare and frontline workers from January 10. In addition, he also said that those above 60 years of age with comorbidities will also have the option of a ‘precaution dose’ after their respective doctor’s advice.

Modi urged the people not to panic and to be cautious while celebrating as coronavirus cases are rising in the country due to highly infectious variant, Omicron. “Many people in India have also been found to be infected with omicrons. I would urge all of you not to panic be careful and alert. Wash masks and hands briefly,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister noted that following all the guidelines will prove to be a weapon against Coronavirus. “Covid-19 experience of fighting the global epidemic so far suggests that following all guidelines at the individual level is a great weapon to compete with corona. And the second weapon is vaccination,” he said. Modi also stated that more than 141 crore doses have been administered in India and more than 90% eligible population has been vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine.


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