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The Times of India
The Times of India

Govt call on jabbing those aged 12-14 likely by end of this month

What a great feat by our young warriors! Over 3 crore youngsters between 15-18 age group are now fully vaccinated against #COVID19. Young India is taking the world's largest vaccination drive to the next level! #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine," health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.

With increasing coverage of jabs among 15-17 year olds, the government is now also expected to lower the age to 12 years. Sources said the government is likely to take a call on expanding vaccination coverage to 12-14 year olds by end of this month.

Apart from Covaxin, which is currently the only vaccine being administered to 15-17 years, the drug regulator has also given emergency authorisation to Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D and Biological E's Corbevax for use in 12-17 olds. Besides, Serum Institute of India's Covovax has also been recommended for emergency use authorisation for those in 12-17 years age bracket by the regulator expert committee.

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