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Students aged 15 to 18 can register for vaccinations on CoWin using their student ID

What documents are required, and which vaccines are available? Where can people aged 15 to 18 register for vaccines? You now have all of the information you require.

From January 1, 2022, those aged 15 to 18 will be able to register on the CoWin portal, according to the platform’s chief, Dr. RS Sharma, who added that a student ID card will also suffice as identification when receiving the vaccine. According to the official, vaccination will begin on January 3 and that the registration and administration process will be the same as it is for adults. All you need to know is listed below.

What is the location of the registration

The registration process for children will be the same as for adults. Those who qualify must first register for the CoWin app and schedule a vaccination appointment at a nearby vaccination centre. Prior to vaccination, students will be able to use their student ID as proof of identity.

Documents ineligible

“The procedure has been kept as straightforward as possible. Children born in 2007 or before are eligible for vaccination and can register on or after January 1st. Beginning on January 3, vaccinations will be administered. In an interview with CNN-News18, RS Sharma said, “There are nine valid identification documents, and we have added another document for children, which is their school identity card.”

students register for vaccinations
students register for vaccinations

Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Health Insurance Smart Card (issued by Ministry of Labour), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card, PAN Card, Bank/Post Office Passbooks, Passport, Pension Document, and Voter ID are the nine documents that are acceptable. People with comorbidities will be required to carry a certificate issued by a licenced medical practitioner, with more information available here.

What vaccines will be available and when will they be available?

Official sources told PTI that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is likely to be the only COVID-19 vaccine available for the time being for those aged 15 to 18 who will be inoculated on January 3. Despite receiving emergency use authorization from the drug regulator on August 20, Zydus Cadila’s vaccine ZyCoV-D has yet to be introduced into the country’s inoculation programme, even for adults. The world’s first DNA-based needle-free COVID-19 vaccine is ZyCoV-D, which was developed in-house.

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“There are three doses of the Zydus vaccine and two doses of Covaxin.” They (the people) will have a choice, but they will need to check which vaccines are available at each vaccination centre. There will be options, but availability at specific vaccination centres will be limited,” Sharma explained.

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In a televised address to the nation on Saturday, December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that vaccination against COVID-19 will begin on January 3 for those aged 15 to 18, with a “precaution dose” for healthcare and frontline workers starting on January 10. The decisions were made in the wake of an uptick in COVID-19 cases linked to the virus’s Omicron strain. On the advice of their doctor, citizens over 60 years old and with comorbidities will be able to receive the precaution dose starting January 10 next year.

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