A total of 50,000 children in the age group of 12 to 14 years in Goa are eligible to take the Covid-19 vaccine shot during the drive that will begin on Wednesday.
State immuisation officer officer Dr Rajendra Borkar said doses of Corbevax will either be administered at schools or government-run health centres to children in this age category.
Children will be given two doses of the vaccine intramuscularly with a gap of 28 days, Borkar said.
The state government has 40-odd facilities such as primary health centres, community health centres etc, across the state.
The vaccine will extend protection against COVID-19 infection to children, as schools have reopened, the official said.
Goa has administered 26,37,399 doses of COVID-19 in the state, and covered 100 per cent of the eligible population above the age of 18 with both doses of the vaccine.