All school students in Tamil Nadu aged between 15-18 years received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, said the Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian.
The vaccination drive across the country for children aged between 15 and 18 years old began on January 3, 2022. The health minister said that a total of 25.21 lakh teenagers have been vaccinated so far, and soon the state will reach a 100% vaccination rate for both doses of COVID vaccine.
Subramanian said Tamil Nadu has been reporting 10-20 deaths due to coronavirus and those who died were not vaccinated against COVID-19.
He said the state government is taking the necessary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and has also prepared hospital beds, isolation facilities, and medical assistance. He mentioned that Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) will soon have more volunteers to assist those who are at home alone.
The Tamil Nadu government announced that all schools across the state will remain closed till January 31, 2022, due to rising cases of COVID-19, and exams that were scheduled to be held during the period will be postponed.