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CMR-NIV Director, Dr Priya Abraham (Photo/ANI)
CMR-NIV Director, Dr Priya Abraham (Photo/ANI)

COVID-19 vaccination is beneficial for children at high risk: Director NIV Pune

By Shalini Bhardwaj | Updated: Apr 01, 2022 22:45 IST


New Delhi [India], April 1 (ANI): With COVID-19 vaccination opened up for the entire population except for the children below 12 years of age, the Director of ICMR-National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) Dr Priya Abraham on Friday said the vaccine dose is beneficial for childer at high risk.
"With time, the age band (for vaccination) is going to be expanded. They might come to the very younger generation as well. They will target children who are at risk, for vaccination," said Abraham.
She further added that only a minute number of children population suffer from Coronavirus infection.
"With children, it does not cause serious infection most of the time. COVID vaccination in children can protect them from infection. There is only a minute minority of children which doesn't handle COVID well," she said.
COVID-19 Vaccination for children aged between 15 to 18 years began on January 3 and for children between 12-14 years began on March 16. (ANI)

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