NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will start giving booster shots to frontline workers and citizens who are above 60 years of age from January 10th, 2022.
Also, vaccinations will begin for children between 15 and 18 will begin from January 3rd, 2022.
"Coronavirus is not gone... The world is now talking about Omicron," he said.
Also, giving vaccines to children will help in stabilising school teaching processes.
India will also see the nasal vaccine and the world's first DNA vaccine against COVID-19.
Centre's decision to vaccinate children has come amidst experts' concerns about the infection rate of Omicron.
The infectivity of Omicron is high but its severity is low when compared to both Delta variant and original strain.
India has recorded 6,987 new cases of COVID-19. There are 3,47,86,802 cases of the disease and out of that, 76,766 are active cases, 3,42,30,354 people recovered and 4,79,682 people died.