How to register for COVID Vaccine for 15 to 18 Years old Children: Know Step by Step Guide

Register child for Covid vaccination: The 15-18 years can be registered for COVID vaccination using their 10th student ID card, as some might not have Aadhaar or other identity cards. Know full steps  to register child on Cowin portal. 

Covaxin approved for emergency use on children above 12 years
Covaxin approved for emergency use on children above 12 years

Register child for Covid vaccination: The Covid-19 vaccination for all children aged between 15-18 years begins today, January 3, 2022.  The registration for 15-18 years old opened on Cowin portal on January 1st. The children can register for covid vaccination using their 10th student ID card if they don't have Aadhaar.

The children can book their vaccine slot or visit vaccination centres straight without booking a slot to get vaccinated. The centre has permitted walk-ins for children aged between 15-18 years.  Only Covaxin will be used to vaccinate 15 to 18 year olds for now. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced earlier on December 25, 2021 that the centre will begin vaccination for children between the age group of 15-18 years from January 3, 2022.

Which vaccine will be administered to the children?

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin will be the only COVID-19 vaccine that will be administered to the children aged between 15 to 18 years, as per Dr. NK Arora, Chairman of Covid Task Force working group, NTAGI. He assured that the vaccine has shown a very good immune response in children in its clinical trials. Covaxin received DGCI's approval on December 24th for emergency use in children above 12 years.

Read: Covaxin gets DGCI nod for emergency use on children above 12 years

How to register for covid vaccine for 15-18 year olds-Know steps to register children on CoWIN 

1. Open CoWIN app directly or through Aarogya Setu aap.

2. Register using the mobile number of one of the parents or any other mobile number. 

3. Enter the OTP received on the mobile number and proceed to verify.

4. Update the child's identity proof under the new category on the Cowin homepage. The necessary modification is being done of the portal( The option will be available from January 1st)

5.The child can be registered using either their Aadhaar card or their 10th ID card. 

6. After updating identity proof, you can book the vaccination slot at a preferred time at a nearby vaccination centre.

Will walk-ins be allowed for children's vaccination?

It is not yet clear where prior registration on Cowin will be mandatory for children or not.  So far, the centre has said that vaccine registration for children will open on January 1st. 

Read more: PM Modi's 3 major announcements- Vaccines for 15-18 year old from Jan 3rd, precaution dose for senior citizens 

Senior citizens to require Comorbidities certificate for precautionary dose of COVID-19 

The citizens above 60 years, who are eligible for the precautionary dose of COVID-19, will have to get a medical certificate, signed by any  registered medical practitioner to take the precaution dose, informed CoWIN Chief RS Sharma.  The certificate can be uploaded on Cowin or carried along as a hard copy to the vaccination centre. The precautionary dose will be available from January 10th and should only be taken upon advise of a doctor.  

This was also announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on December 25. PM Modi had also announced precaution dose of COVID vaccine for Healthcare and Frontline Workers starting from January 10, 2022.

The twenty medical comorbidities criteria include - diabetes, kidney disease or on dialysis, cardiovascular diseases, stemcell transplant, cancer, cirrhosis, sickle cell disease, current prolonged use of steroids or immunosuppressant drugs, Muscular Dystrophy/ Acid attack with involvement of respiratory system/ Persons with disabilities having high support needs/ Multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness and Severe respiratory disease with hospitalizations in last two years.

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