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In a meeting with private hospitals on Friday, state health secretary Narayan Swarup Nigam stressed the need to stock up on Covaxin, the only vaccine allowed for the 15-18 years age group. Three senior health officials—Saumitra Mohan, Y Ratnakara Rao and Rehana Bashir—will head the roll-out.
“The new beneficiaries will be those whose birth year is 2007 or before. They will be administered Covaxin, as per central guidelines. They can register and book a slot on Co-Win. Those who don’t have access to the portal, verifiers or vaccinators at the centres will help register and book a slot on the spot,” a health official said. District magistrates have been advised to meet health, civic and district school officials to finalize plans.
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