Hyderabad: As the government prepares to roll out vaccination for children aged 15 to 18 from January 3, schools in Hyderabad are exploring possibilities of partnering with hospitals for injections to children.
The management plans to organize vaccination campaigns in schools. Currently, they are in the process of identifying the children who are eligible for the jab.
Times of India quoted Sancta Maria school owner Mahender Reddy as saying that the educational institution has contacted two private hospitals for the vaccination of 400 students and the process to finalize it is underway.
CoWIN records for vaccination
CoWIN registrations for children in the 15-18 age group began today and vaccination is expected to start on Monday.
Registrations can be made by visiting the official CoWin website (Click here).
The Department of Health tweeted on Friday, “Let’s prepare to ensure COVID vaccination for all eligible citizens. Registrations on #CoWIN for children aged 15 to 18 start from January 1, 2022. #LargestVaccineDrive # Unite2FightCorona ”.
Guidelines for immunizing children
In accordance with guidelines issued by the ministry, only Covaxin would be available for children.
All established protocols regarding vaccination should be followed for the 15-18 year age group. Beneficiaries will be monitored for Adverse Events Following Vaccination (AEFI) for half an hour after vaccination. They will not be eligible for the second dose until after 28 days.
States have the option of designating certain COVID Vaccination Centers (CVCs) as CVCs dedicated exclusively to the 15-18 age group, which may also be reflected on Co-WIN. Such dedicated CVCs would ensure that there is no confusion in the administration of vaccines.