Itanagar, Jan 04: Pema Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, appealed to parents to vaccinate their children as the state joined the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive for 15-18-year-olds on January 3.

In addition, Khandu recommended that they schedule their vaccination appointments online or visit the nearest vaccination center for a vaccine jab.

Inspiring people to get their children vaccinated, Khandu tweeted: “Nationwide COVID-19 vaccination of children between 15 and 18 years has begun. I urge all parents to get their children vaccinated. Get your appointment online or may walk in at your nearest vaccination centre. #IndiaFightsCOVID19”.

As part of the COVID-19 vaccination program for 15-18 years of age, 1785 Covaxin vaccines were administered to children in 103 sessions on the first day.


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Besides that, the Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang, who is currently camping in his home constituency, has launched the COVID-19 vaccination program for 15-18-year-olds in the presence of local leaders and health officials at the District Hospital in Yingkiong, Upper Siang.

In addition to DRCH Andeng Sitek, Gepeng Litin, the Medical Superintendent, Dunggoli Libang, the President of the BJP Kisan Morcha, and Yahung Tekseng from the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights were in attendance at the program, sources said.