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Mega vaccination drive: Mizoram targets to inoculate 1.5 lakh children

AIZAWL: Mizoram aims to vaccinate around 1.5 lakh children 15 and 18 years of age during the ongoing phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive.

At least 446 children in this age group have received the first jab in the northeastern state since the beginning of the nationwide inoculation programme on January 3.

Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana said, “District immunisation officers will make vaccination plans in their respective areas. The number of beneficiaries is believed to be around 1.5 lakh.”

“Over 7.31 lakh beneficiaries have been administered the first jab till Tuesday, and 5.90 lakh of them have received both doses,” the official said.
The minister also said the state government has no intention to impose lockdown and stringent restrictions as of now, despite the surge in COVID-19 cases.
The state reported 443 new infections, which took the tally to 1,42,691.

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