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Children and adolescents over 12 years of age will soon be vaccinated with anti-coronavirus. Sick, disabled children are vaccinated in advance on a priority basis. The state government allows those under the age of 12 to 18 to be vaccinated with the Zykov-D vaccine. The vaccine will be implemented in 11 districts of the state, including Gorakhpur.
The risk of a third wave in the country is increasing. Corona cases are on the rise in some provinces, including Maharashtra. The district has over 19 lakh children and adolescents under the age of 18 from zero. Most at risk are teenagers and children between the ages of two and 18 who play outside the home.
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Third stage for adults up to 31
Vaccination of adults in the district has been ongoing since 16 January 2021. The third phase of the vaccine will be completed by December 31. The health ministry has set a target of vaccinating 35 lakh people with the first dose. So far about 25 lakh 52 thousand people have got the first dose while 15 lakh people have got the second dose.
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A child takes three doses
Zykov-Din, a corona protective injection made by Zydus and Cadila, was recently approved by the Ministry of Health. The vaccine can be given to children between 12 and 18 years of age.
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A child takes three doses of this vaccine. For this, the identification of sick, disabled and helpless children will be started.
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The state government is procuring the vaccine, said Dr NK Pandey, vaccination nodal officer. There is no pain if you get this vaccine. Its installation is not yet guided. A workshop was organized by the government in which adults were trained to apply Zykov-Dini. The guideline comes before the vaccine.