All eligible children must get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the earliest: PM Modi
Asking all the eligible children to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the earliest, the Prime Minister said that the vaccine is the biggest protective shield against the virus.
PM Modi asks eligible children to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that COVID-19 vaccination of all eligible children at the earliest is a priority for the government. The minister has also directed schools to conduct specialised programmes on the same. While interacting with chief ministers of different states on the rising the number of COVID-19 positive cases, PM asserted that it is clear that the threat of coronavirus is not fully gone yet.
COVID-19 Is Not Over!
Commenting on various states experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks, he said there was a need to remain alert. "Our scientists and experts are continuously monitoring the national and global situation. We have to work on their suggestions with a pre-emptive, pro-active and collective approach," he said.
Stopping the infection at the very beginning has been our priority as well and it should remain the same even today.
"We have to implement our strategy of Test, Track and Treat equally effectively. In the current situation of coronavirus, it is necessary that we have 100 per cent RT-PCR test for patients admitted in hospitals who are serious influenza cases,” the minister added.
COVID Vaccine is the biggest protective shield
Asking all the eligible children to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the earliest, the Prime Minister said that the vaccine is the biggest protective shield against the virus. He said awareness of parents and children is very important in this regard.
His remarks come a day after Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said India's drug regulator has granted restricted emergency use authorisation for Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for those aged five to 12 years and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children in the age group of six to 12 years. PM also called for scaling up infrastructure and manpower at medical colleges and district hospitals.