The vaccination drive for children in the age group of 15 to 18 will begin on Monday. The CoWIN platform has till Monday morning recorded over eight lakh registrations in this age group. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has advised states and Union Territories to provide separate vaccination centres, session sites, queues and different vaccination teams for the 15-18 year age group to avoid the mixing-up of vaccines.
The vaccine option for this age group would only be Covaxin, according to guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry on December 27.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Sunday reported 11,877 new COVID-19 cases, 2,707 more than the day before, and 50 Omicron infections.
The state reported nine fatalities, which increased the overall COVID-19 toll to 1,41,542.
of the new 11,877 cases, 7,792 are from Mumbai, the state health department said in a bulletin. However, as per the Mumbai civic body, the number of new cases detected in the city on Sunday was 8,063.