Huge leap in India with 33,750 cases in 24 hours, 1,700 Omicron infections; Jabs for 15-17 from today
children against COVID-19 in the 15-18 age group as of today. I ask family members to register eligible children for vaccination ”.
The national capital is also equipped with vaccination centers ready to administer vaccines for the younger population.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said there was no need to set up separate vaccination centers for adolescents as the city has already completed the administration of the first dose to all eligible and the same centers will be used for children also as people due to the second dose comes only when it is scheduled.
Speaking to IANS, Senior Pediatrician and Chairman of the Delhi Medical Council, Dr Arun Gupta, said: “Covaxin is absolutely safe for adolescents because enough testing has been done. It is high time that we avoided anxiety and showed up to participate in the vaccination. “
However, he added that if the decision was eagerly awaited, the 15-18 age bracket is too narrow and the government must also consider vaccinating school children.
“The under 10 age group should also be included in the vaccination campaign to protect them from the pandemic,” he added.
Cases of the virus nearly tripled in the week ending Sunday compared to the previous seven days, representing an unprecedented 181% increase during the period, according to a report by India time States.
During the week (December 27-January 2), India recorded nearly 1.3 lakh of new cases, a 12-week high, compared to the previous week’s tally of 46,073, which was, ironically , the lowest since mid-May 2020.
This is by far the largest weekly increase in infections since the country’s pandemic began. The previous highest increase was 71%, recorded in the second wave from April 5 to 11, 2021.
A Hindustan times The report also made similar findings, according to which in the week ending January 2, 18,290 new Covid-19 infections were reported each day on average across India, the higher than average over seven days has reached since October 12. Although this is the worst case rate in the past two and a half months in absolute terms, the numbers become more concerning when you consider the rate of increase, according to the report. The national seven-day average of daily cases was 6,641 the penultimate week (the seven days before December 25). This means that the rate of new infections has increased by 175% in just one week. This is the country’s highest weekly growth rate since April 9, 2020, even surpassing the record growth rate seen in Wave 2, when the figure peaked at 75%, he said.
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