Vaccination For Teens At Schools, Colleges From Jan. 3

Thursday, December 30, 2021

With the vaccination of those aged between 15 years and 18 years set to begin from Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr. Bagadi Gautham reviewed the preparations with District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. K.H. Prasad yesterday.

From Jan. 10, booster doses will also be given to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged above 60 years. The first challenge is to vaccinate the teenage population from 15 years to 18 years and those born after 2007 are in the target group.

As per the plans devised by the State Government and by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), all high schools and pre-university colleges will start vaccinating students aged 15 to 17 years and they will be administered Covaxin and will have to take their second dose after a span of 28 days.

Camps will be held at all Government, aided and unaided institutions and if there are over 1,500 students in a particular institution, vaccination can be finished in just a day.