Assam CM rolls out vaccination drive for children 12-14-yr-olds


Guwahati:  Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday rolled out COVID-19 vaccination drive for children in the 12-14 age group in Assam.

CM Sarma launched the programme at Rukminigaon Balika Vidyalaya High School, Guwahati.

Taking to Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Happy to launch Covid vaccination drive for children in 12-14 age group in Assam at Rukminigaon Balika Vidyalaya High School, Guwahati. I want to assure all parents that this vaccine is completely safe for their children, but it should not be taken on empty stomach.”

CM Sarma also announced that all persons above 60 years of age are now eligible for the Precaution Dose of Covid vaccine, which can be taken only after 9 months (36 weeks) from the date of administration of the second dose.

About 13.46 lakh children in the age group of 12 to 14 years will be inoculated with the Covid vaccine in Assam from today. 

Simultaneously, all 60-plus citizens, whose number is estimated to be 28.88 lakh in the state, will be vaccinated with the precaution dose from Wednesday.