Vaccine for 18-44 years from tomorrow
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Vaccine for 18-44 years from tomorrow

May 9, 2021

Vaccination only against scheduled appointment at major Govt. Hospitals and Medical Colleges

Bengaluru: Covid vaccination will be done to citizens in the age group of 18 to 44 years at all major Government Hospitals and Medical Colleges from tomorrow, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar.

Speaking to mediapersons here this morning, he said vaccination will be done for that category of population at KC General Hospital, Jayanagar General Hospital, Sir C.V. Raman General Hospital, Government Medical Colleges, ESI Hospitals and NIMHANS in Bengaluru.

In other districts, initially, it will be done at District Hospitals, Government Medical Colleges and all Taluk Hospitals, he said adding that the number of vaccination centres will be increased as and when more vaccines are available.

All Vaccination Centres providing vaccination for this age group will have an exclusive session site earmarked for them. Vaccination will be done to only those who have registered and scheduled an appointment on Cowin portal and on the spot registration will not be entertained, he added.

Dr. Sudhakar said, “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 Government will ensure you will surely get your jab.”

On May 1, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa had launched the 4th phase of vaccination drive to citizens in the age group of 18-44 years.

It is estimated that there are about 3.26 crore people in the State in this age group and it requires 6.52 crore doses to fully vaccinate with 2 doses. In order to fulfill this requirement, the State Government has already placed order for 2 crore doses of Covishield and 1 crore doses of Covaxin.

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Serum Institute which manufactures Covishield has already supplied 6.5 lakh doses of vaccine. More consignments will be delivered by May second or third week, he said.

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