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Vaccination Among Children Complete 75 Per Cent: Min Veena George

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Saturday Feb 12, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram : Vaccination has been complete 75 percent among eligible children, with inoculations figuring at 11,47,364, said Health Minister Veena George.

Second dose shots are progressing well. 15 percent among children have received their second dose vaccine, aggregating to 22,35,872 up to now, the minister said.

The vaccine efforts were coordinated after Health and Education department drew up plan jointly. Owing to Omicron surges, vaccination centres are being set up at schools so the remaining of eligible students receive their shots conveniently.

First dose vaccination for ages above 18 has been completed 100 percent - a total of 2,68,67,998 vaccinated. The second shot coverage is 85 percent with tally touching 2,27,94,149 so far. Also 48 percent of the eligible citizens have been vaccinated with booster dose, - total receivers up to now being  8,11,725.

Those infected with Covid need to take vaccine only 3 months after recovery. However, there should be no delaying of second shot when due. Covaxin may taken 28 days post recovery and its second dose in time without delay, the minister clarified.