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Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on January 3 appealed to all parents to have their children vaccinated as the frontier state joined the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive for youngsters aged 15 to 18 years.

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According to official sources, CM Khandu also recommended them to schedule their vaccine jab appointments online or by coming into their nearest vaccination centre.

Taking to Twitter, Khandu wrote: “Nationwide COVID-19 vaccination of children between 15 and 18 years has begun. I urge all parents to get their children vaccinated. Get your appointment online or may walk-in at your nearest vaccination centre. #IndiaFightsCOVID19”.

The chief minister added that on the first day of COVID-19 vaccination for the 15-18 years age group, Covaxin vaccine was administered to 1785 children in 103 sessions sites.

Meanwhile, health & family welfare minister Alo Libang, who is currently camping in his home constituency, launched the COVID-19 vaccination for the 15-18-year-olds at the District Hospital in Yingkiong, Upper Siang in the presence of local leaders and health officials.

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