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Nagpur: Union Health Minister Mansukh Madaviya on Monday announced that Covid-19 vaccination drive for the age of 12 to 14 years will be starting from March 16.

In the same announcement, he also mentioned that the booster dose for Covid-19 will be available to anyone above the age of 60.

Mandaviya said, “Union Government after due deliberations with scientific bodies has decided to start COVID19 vaccination for 12-13 yr and 13-14 yr age groups (those born in 2008, 2009 and 2010. i.e those who are already above 12 years of age) of the population from 16th March 2022.”

The Covid-19 vaccine which is to be administered would be Corbevax which is manufactured by Biological Evans, Hyderabad.

Taking to the micro-blogging website Koo, Mandaviya said, “If the children are safe then the country is safe! I am happy to inform you that the COVID-19 vaccination of children in the age group of 12 to 13 and 13 to 14 is starting from March 16. Also, everyone aged 60+ will now be able to get precaution doses.” He also urged citizens above the age of 60 to get the booster dose.

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