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Karnataka: COVID-19 vaccination for 18-45 age group kickstarts from today amid doses shortage

In other districts, initially, vaccination will be provided at District Hospitals, Government Medical Colleges, and all Taluka Hospitals.

Karnataka COVID-19 vaccination for 18-45 age group kickstarts from today amid doses shortage-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published May 10, 2021, 10:31 AM IST
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The Karnataka government Sunday announced that Covid-19 vaccination will be provided to citizens aged 18-44 across the state on Monday (May 10).

In Bengaluru, the drive will be at KC General Hospital, Jayanagar General Hospital, Sir CV Raman General Hospital, Government Medical Colleges, ESI Hospitals and NIMHANS. As for the districts, initially, vaccinations will be at district hospitals, government medical colleges and Taluka Hospitals.

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar to Twitter on Sunday, and shared the plans regarding vaccination for the 18-44 age group in several government-run hospitals in Bengaluru.

In his tweet, the Health Minister said that place will be earmarked for people of the age group at the vaccine centres. He also said that vaccines will be administered only to persons who book their slots on Aarogya Setu app or Co-WIN portal and obtain confirmed slots. Walk-ins will not be vaccinated.

In other districts, initially, vaccination will be provided at District Hospitals, Government Medical Colleges, and all Taluka Hospitals.

The state government hopes to increase the number of vaccination centers once more stock becomes available.

However, government officials said there is not enough vaccine to ensure an uninterrupted vaccine campaign in the coming weeks.

The state government has already placed an order for 2 crore doses of Covishield and 1 crore doses of Covaxin to vaccinate the 18-45 years age group.

Serum Institute which manufactures Covishield has already supplied 6.5 lakh doses of vaccine. More consignments are expected to be delivered by May second or third week. The problems and bugs with the registration process are something that citizens are still worried about.

The health bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday (May 8) indicated that a total of only 10,000 people aged 18 to 44 were inoculated since May 1 in the state. While 1318 beneficiaries were inoculated on Saturday, the same on Friday and Thursday (all till 3.30 pm) were 717 and 363 respectively.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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