India administers 40 lakh doses on Day1 of vaccination for 15-18 age group

To cater to the mass turnout of youngsters schools, educational institutions and hospitals across the country have been turned into vaccination centers.

India administers 40 lakh doses on Day1 of vaccination for 15-18 age group
A health worker inoculated a student of a school with a dose of COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine during Special Vaccination Drive for 15 to 18 years age group in New Delhi, India on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Photographs and Video by: Rajeev Bhatt

The vaccination drive for children aged 15-18 began in India today as many parts of the country witness a surge in the number of covid cases due to the Omicron variant.

Students waiting for their turn to get a jab of COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine during Special Vaccination drive for 15 to 18 years age group in New Delhi, India on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

"Over 40 Lakhs between 15-18 age group received their first dose of #COVID19 vaccine on the 1st day of vaccination," Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare tweeted.

Students getting a jab of COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine during Special Vaccination drive for 15 to 18 years age group in New Delhi, India on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Video by: Rajeev Bhatt