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Delhi: Vaccination for those in 15-18 age group kicks off at 159 govt centres

Vaccination for youngsters within the age group of 15-18 kicked off at 159 authorities hospitals, colleges, and first healthcare centres in New Delhi on Monday.

A number of youngsters, most of whom had include their mother and father, lined up exterior the centres to get their first photographs. There are no less than 1.01 million kids between the age of 15-18 years in Delhi who’re eligible to get their photographs, knowledge shared by the Central authorities revealed.

Presently, Covaxin is the one vaccine authorised for youngsters by the Centre.

Radha Shukla, who was amongst these ready for her shot at LNC Hospital, Lajpat Nagar, on Monday, stated: “I’m frightened of getting injections, however my mother and father and academics informed me that I ought to get it on the primary day itself to keep away from crowds later.” She added that she had missed her 10 am on-line class to get vaccinated.

Saumya Bansal, a Class VI pupil who stays in Safdarjung Enclave, bought her first shot at Laxmibai Nagar. “It was not scary or painful in any respect. I’ve clicked an image and despatched it to my buddies, hoping that they, too, will get inoculated quickly. My academics have additionally requested all the kids to ship their vaccination certificates,” she stated.

16-year-old Radha Shukla waits in line at LNC Hospital Lajpat Nagar to get her first dose. (The Press Reporter Photograph)

16-year-old Harsh, who bought vaccinated at a Lajpat Nagar centre, stated, “I wish to really feel protected from Omicron. I made a decision to get my shot early to point out individuals in my galli (neighbourhood) that it’s protected and nothing unhealthy will occur. There are nonetheless individuals who imagine that they don’t want a vaccine. Perhaps I may also help persuade them.”

Lengthy traces had been seen on the vaccination centre at RK Puram. Whereas most youngsters got here with prior bookings, on-the-spot registrations are additionally being allowed. From Tuesday, camps might be arrange at non-public colleges to increase the inoculation drive.

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