Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, May 8: Dakshina Kannada (DK) district received 3,400 doses of Covishield vaccine on Friday May 7. This is already supplied to various vaccination centers including the ones based in the city.
As many as 380 doses were supplied to Wenlock hospital. The government health centres at Moodbidri, Mulki, Ullal and Surathkal were supplied with 200, 200, 180 and 200 doses respectively. The taluk hospitals were given 500 doses each. The vaccination camp will be held from 10 am to 4 pm.
Only people who required to be injected with second dose will be given the Covishield vaccination. Those who want to take the first dose will not be administered the vaccine now.
Covaxin vaccine is still not available. It is expected to arrive after Monday May 10.
Though there was no scope for holding the vaccination camp in the taluk of Mangaluru and the district of Dakshina Kannada on Friday May 7, some centers administered the vaccines that were left over. In total 632 people received vaccination on Friday. As many as 54 people above the age of 60 received the first dose while 284 people were given the second dose. A total of 92 people in the age group of 45 to 60 received the first dose, while 130 people received the second dose.
In the district of Udupi, 18 people received the first dose of vaccine while 471 took the second dose.