The Central government on Tuesday busted the claims made in a video on the social media platforms raising questions over the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine being administered in 15-18 years age group and said that the vaccines administered to the children are recommended by experts.
Sharing a video in which a group of people claimed that the children are dying after taking COVID-19 vaccine, PIB Fact Check, a handle for countering misinformation on the Government policies/schemes on Twitter said, "Several #fake claims are being made in a video related to the efficacy of #Covid19 vaccines in children. #PIBFactCheck All vaccines administered in the country are safe Vaccines administered in children have been recommended by experts."
Several #fake claims are being made in a video related to the efficacy of #Covid19 vaccines in children.— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) January 18, 2022
▶️All vaccines administered in the country are safe ️
▶️Vaccines administered in children have been recommended by experts pic.twitter.com/w1GzL6Gf1a
As India has inoculated over 3.5 crore first doses of the Covaxin vaccine in the age group of 15-18 years, it is expected that the first phase of the vaccination drive for this age group will be completed by the end of this month.
However, there is no official statement on when the vaccination for children who fall between the age group of 12-14 years is going to be started in the country.
According to the experts, adolescents in the age group of 15-18 years are actively participating in the inoculation process.
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