So far, nearly 192 crore Covid-19 vaccine shots have been administered. But less than 17 lakh people aged 18-59 years have opted for the booster doses.
For end-user, the price would be Rs 400 a dose, including taxes and administration charges, added the pharmaceutical company.
NTAGI endorses precaution dose before nine-month waiting period for those travelling abroad: Sources
However, no recommendation as of now has been made by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) over reducing the gap between the second dose and the precaution jab.
According to officials, the need for vaccination for children in this age group was felt after many children in Delhi and the NCR region were infected with Covid-19 in April, soon after schools opened
The trio later went to Sentosa, an island resort, for drinks and decided to go to Bikini Bar, as their first choice, Coastes bar, was crowded.
The Covid vaccination for the 12-14 years age group had begun on March 16.
NHA chief R.S. Sharma said, "We will create one platform for the blood bank system and another for the universal immunisation programme."
The country needs a good database to analyse and measure what interventions are required to tackle public health problems, she asserted.
It was not immediately clear what impact the approximately 90 shots of COVID-19 vaccines, which were from different brands, had on the man's personal health.
'Totally baseless': Kerala rejects reports over COVID vaccination for children being derailed in state
The drive is being done via the Centre's COWIN portal and a vaccination bulletin is published in this regard on the website of the state health department, Health Minister Veena George said.
Dr TS Selvavinayagam, Director of Public Health, told DDHS that the decision was taken in view of the fall in COVID cases, the Centre lifting all restrictions laid down.
Nearly 50 children in the 12-14 age group were administered vaccine doses at the Aamdara primary health centre on Thursday.
The MP immunisation director also said that 11.43 core doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far in the state.
Vaccination officers deployed at the centres said they are hoping the pace of the drive to pick up over the weekend when the schools are closed.
Some schools were not even aware if the vaccination for the new batch had to begin, while some reported lack of vaccines and some stated that they could not inform the parents at a short notice.