India expands COVID-19 vaccinations to teens
India will begin COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 15-18 on Jan. 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday.
Why it matters: India has had the second-most COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began, trailing only the U.S., and appears to be in the beginning stages of an Omicron surge.
- The country also plans to begin providing booster doses to health care and other frontline workers, as well as high-risk individuals and those over 60 the following week.
- Modi said more than 90% of the current eligible population over the age of 18 has received a first dose of the vaccine.