“Earlier, the minors were jabbed as per their year of birth. However, this time, the anti-Covid vaccine will be given to the beneficiaries basing on their date of birth. Birth certificate has been made mandatory for getting vaccine,” Panirgahi said.
The registration can be done in both online and offline modes. However, during the initial days, there will be only on-spot (offline) registration as the registration option for this age group is yet to be made functional on CoWin portal, he added.
Corbevax vaccine, which is India's first indigenously developed Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) Protein sub-unit vaccine against covid-19, will be administered.
“The minors will be given jabs at their schools. Teachers will assist the health workers in the immunization process. The CDMOs have been asked to hold the vaccination drive as per the school timing,” said Dr Panigrahi.
Dedicated vaccine centres will be set up soon, he added.
“The State has 15.47 lakh Corbevax doses. The vaccine doses have been dispatched to all districts. The vaccine consignment will reach the district by midnight,” Panigrahi said.
He further said that the State has 15.21 lakh beneficiaries belonging to 12-14 year old are groups.
The Covid-19 vaccination for all beneficiaries in the 12-14 age group will begin from Wednesday, National Vaccination Day, at all government Covid vaccination centres.
The vaccine to be administered would be Corbevax, manufactured by Biological E. Limited, Hyderabad, said Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary on Tuesday.