India will begin vaccinating 12-14-year-olds by March of this year, said Dr NK Arora . A renowned public health expert, Dr Arora is chairman of the central government's COVID-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on December 25 that the country will begin vaccinating teenagers in the 15-18 age group starting January 3.

In a tweet on Sunday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said over 3.5 crore teens in the 15-18 age group have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines.

At present, two Covid-19 vaccines have the central government's approval for young adults (12 and above) - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D.
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