COVID vaccination for 15-17 age group: Step-by-step guide for CoWIN registration, check eligibility, more

The COVID-19 vaccination for children aged between 15 and 18 years has begun from January 3. Children would only be eligible to take the Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin jab

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The COVID-19 vaccination for children aged between 15 and 18 years is all set to begin from January 3. Children would only be eligible to take the Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin jab. As per the guidelines issued by the Union health ministry, “all those whose birth year is 2007 or before” will be eligible for vaccination under this category. The Union health ministry recently said all states and union territories have been notified to ensure smooth implementation of new vaccination guidelines for the 15-18 age group.

“Stressing on the need to ensure smooth implementation of new vaccination guidelines, states/UTs have been advised to ensure the orientation of vaccinators and vaccination team members for vaccination of 15-18 years old identification of dedicated session sites for their vaccination,” the Union health ministry said.

How to register for vaccination in CoWIN?

The beneficiaries (aged 15-18 years) can register themselves online through an existing account on Co-WIN or by creating a new account through a unique mobile number.

Students can register for vaccination on the portal using their student identity cards.

Enter a mobile phone number for booking an appointment.

An OTP will be sent and you can enter the details in the text box.

Appointments can be booked online or onsite (walk-in).

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