How to book a COVID vaccine slot for children aged 15-18 in India

The Government of India has finally started the COVID vaccination for children under 18 from yesterday January 3, 2022. Previously only those over 18 years old were eligible for the vaccine but now children under 18 and over 15 years the vaccine. In this guide, I will tell you all the steps on how to register COVID vaccines for 15-18 year olds in India.

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Vaccine registration for 15 to 18 years

Child vaccination registration started on January 1, 2022. Children 15 years and older can now take the vaccine shots by visiting their nearby COVID vaccination centers. They can book their slots online on Cowin or also book directly via walk-in.

Note: The online slots for kids can only be booked through the CoWIN platform and not through WhatsApp and other apps like Paytm. These apps require you to add beneficiaries from the CoWIN website first.

Steps To Book Covid Vaccine Slot For Kids

Here are the steps to follow to book childhood vaccine slots:

1. Open the CoWIN platform and scroll down on the home page to see “Children’s Vaccination”.

2. Click on “Book your lock” under this section.

3. Now the CoWIN registration page will open. Enter your mobile number to get the OTP.

4. After entering the OTP, your account will be opened. If you’ve booked slots before, you’ll see the option to add members.

5. Also for new users there is an option for the same.

6. Enter the name of the beneficiary (children), the year of birth and Aadhaar or other government ID number.

Once the beneficiary has been added, you can book the slot by searching for the nearest vaccination center by entering a PIN or by district name. Then choose your preferred center and date to book the slot.

The Ministry of Health and Family Care has announced that only Covaxin will be administered to children aged 15 to 18 years. As a reminder, two other vaccines Covishiled and Sputnik are also available for adults.

Children can take the second dose 28 days after the first dose. They can rebook the vaccine slots by following the same steps. Stay tuned for more such informative articles!

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