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New Delhi, Jan 2: In the country 15 to 18-year-olds are being vaccinated against COVID-19 from Monday. A total of 3,194 new cases of Covid have been reported in Delhi on Sunday, which is the highest since May 20 this year. In the midst of these circumstances, 159 centres have been declared in Delhi to vaccinate adolescents in the age group of 15 to 18 years and a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been prepared for this. According to official information, in this age group, only Bharat Biotech's Covaxin is being given the option of being applied. Whereas, for adults above 18 years of age in the country, apart from Covaxin, there is a provision to install Covishield and Sputnik V.
Identification of 159 Vaccine Centers
From Monday, adolescents in the age group of 15 to 18 years who will get the vaccine will have to show an ID proof and school ID card at the Covid Vaccine Center in Delhi. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has claimed that Delhi has the capacity to vaccinate 3 lakh people in a day, out of which 1 to 1.5 lakh people are being vaccinated daily. Of the 159 centres that have been identified for adolescents in the age group of 15 to 18 years, 21 are in the South-West district. The official notification of the Delhi government states that 'Maximum vaccination centres are in South-West district - 21. There are 17 centres in Central Delhi, 15 in East Delhi and 18 in New Delhi'.
Vaccination system in some schools The Delhi government has drawn up another protocol for schools, which will serve as vaccination centres. Each such school will have a nodal officer. The class teacher will be in charge of disseminating information about the vaccination centre to the parents.
The highest number of cases in a day after 20 May on Sunday on Sunday, 3,194 new cases of corona have been reported in the national capital, which is the highest since May 20. There has also been one death in Delhi from Covid on Sunday. Not only this, according to the data released from the Health Department of Delhi, the positivity rate has now increased to 4.59%. The number of new cases of Covid on Sunday is 17% more than Saturday's 2,716 cases. In this way, the speed of corona cases in Delhi is increasing in an explosive manner.
Only children born before 2007 will get the vaccine A Delhi government official said, “Children born before 2007 will be vaccinated from January 3 and the number of such children in Delhi is close to one million. School ID or other government identification can be used for immunization after registration on the Kovin portal
Register like this The registration on the Covin portal will start from January 1. For this, any government-issued identity card, including school ID or Aadhaar card, can be used. Registration can also be done with an already used phone number and there is an option to register on the Kovin portal with a new number. Teenagers can get vaccinated after registering online or by reaching the centre directly. The civil surgeon said that vaccination will be done in schools if the orders of the government are received. We are fully prepared.
Children's vaccination centres are being built in Delhi Sources say that the Delhi government is setting up vaccination centres for children in its government schools. On the other hand, it is also being considered that by setting up camps in all schools, children should be given the first dose of Covaccine. Also, arrangements should be made to give vaccine doses to the children at the appointed time in the centres where Coveshield is being installed.
An official said, “All districts have been asked to give a detailed list of vaccination centres. So that it can be known that where and where children's vaccination centres can be made. Guidelines will be issued to the district administration. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had earlier said that there is no shortage of vaccines in the national capital and the Delhi government has increased the capacity of vaccination centres. Now three lakh people can be vaccinated every day.
Vaccination centres being built in Noida
In Noida, adjacent to the capital of Delhi, booths will be built in schools for the vaccination of teenagers. Staffing will also be increased. Private hospitals, CHCs and PHCs will also be involved in the vaccination campaign. District vaccination in charge Dr Neeraj Tyagi said that guidelines have been issued regarding the vaccination of adolescents. Adolescents whose date of birth is 2007 or earlier will be eligible for vaccination. After registration, you will be able to book slots, those teenagers who will not be able to book slots, their on-the-spot registration and vaccination will also be done. Dr Neeraj Tyagi told that the schools of high school, intermediate children are still open, so if the staff there is ready, then booths will be made in these schools. Apart from this, booths can also be made in the schools which are running closed. Now only Covaxin will be given to children.
Full preparation in Gurugram-Faridabad
Health department officials held a meeting with the school management on Thursday. Civil Surgeon Dr Virendra Yadav and District Immunization Officer Dr MP Singh asked the officials of the School Association to keep a list of students in the age group of 15 to 18 years ready. After getting instructions from the government, vaccination can also be done in schools. More than 1 lakh 75 thousand adolescents in the age group of 15 to 18 years are to be vaccinated.
The vaccine will come soon for children of 2-18 years Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) on Thursday said that the BBV152 (Covaccine) vaccine has proven to be safe and provide good immunity in Phase II and III trials in the case of children. The vaccine maker said in a press release that Bharat Biotech had conducted phase two and three multicentre studies to evaluate the safety, response and immunogenicity of the vaccine in healthy children and adolescents aged 2-18 years.
Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech said, “The clinical trial data of Covaccine in children is very encouraging. Vaccine safety is important for children and we are pleased to report that Covaccine has now proven to be superior in terms of safety and immunity in children. We have now achieved our goal of developing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine for adults and children.