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Karnataka to begin COVID-19 vaccination drive for 18+ from May 10

Karnataka to begin COVID-19 vaccination drive for 18+ from May 10

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 9, 2021: Karnataka is all set to begin vaccination of people, in the 18 to 44 years age group, from Monday. Dr Sudhakar took to Twitter on Sunday, and shared the plans regarding vaccination for the 18-44 age group in several government-run hospitals in Bengaluru. The minister also said that the vaccination will be initiated on a limited scale in other parts of the state.

"As for the districts, initially vaccination will be made available at district hospitals, government medical colleges and Taluka Hospitals. As vaccine supply improves, we’ll increase the number of vaccination centres," Dr Sudhakar said.

In his tweet, the minister said, "All Vaccination Centres providing vaccination for this age group 18 to 44 will have an exclusive session site earmarked for them. Vaccination will be provided to only those who have registered and scheduled an appointment on Co-win portal and walk-ins will not be allowed."

The Health Minister also advised youngsters to be patient and wait their turn. "Government is leaving no stone unturned to vaccinate each and every citizen at earliest and is making continuous efforts to secure supply of vaccines. I urge all citizens, especially my young friends, to wait for your turn and the govt will ensure you will surely get your jab," his tweet read.

Vaccine shortages had forced the Karnataka government to only symbolically launch the 18-44 age group vaccination drive on May 1, the date originally announced by the Union government.

It was only on Saturday that the state’s stocks were replenished by the arrival of 3.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine.

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