Bengaluru: Vaccination for 18-44 age group in major govt hospitals/medical colleges from May 10

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Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 9: Even though Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa symbolically launched on May 1 the Centre’s vaccination drive from the 18 to 44 age group people from the beginning of this month, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar has now announced that Covid 19 vaccines will be provided to citizens of 18-44 age group at all major government hospitals and medical colleges from Monday, May 10 morning.

Starting Monday, Covid-19 vaccination will be provided for citizens aged between 18 to 44 years at KC General Hospital, Jayanagar General Hospital, Sir C V Raman General Hospital, Government Medical Colleges, ESI Hospitals and NIMHANS in Bengaluru, the Minister said.

However, in the other districts vaccination will be initially provided only in the District Hospitals, Government Medical Colleges and all Taluk Hospitals.

The number of vaccination centres will be increased as and when more vaccines will become available, Minister said.

Dr Sudhakar said all Vaccination Centres providing vaccination for this age group of 18 to 44 will have an exclusive session site earmarked for them.

"Vaccination will be provided only to those who have registered and scheduled an appointment on CoWin portal," he said making it clear that walk-ins will not be allowed.

Reassuring the citizens about vaccination and appealing to young population, Dr Sudhakar said: "The 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 government will ensure that you will surely get your jab."

Earlier on May 1, Yediyurappa had flagged off the 4th phase of drive to vaccinate citizens in 18-44 age group in Bengaluru to a select group of people symbolically.

"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," the minister said.

The Serum Institute of India (SSI), which manufactures Covishield, has already supplied 6.5 lakh doses of vaccine. More consignments will be delivered by May second or third week, the minister added.





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  • S N Bangs, Thannirubhavi

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Are these people really become lunatics. They don't have enough stock of vaccine to accommodate senior citizens for 2 dose and they want to start Vaccine to younger people. Are they think people are fools.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    One more way to fool people. People have to wait for hours at the health centers.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    This is another of BJP slogan campaign. IN mangalore vaccine is not available and people have been asked to phone back . Difficult to trust these guys now a days.

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  • M.I.A, UDUPI

    Sun, May 09 2021

    I hope it is not another “JUMLA”, We have seen so many statements about Vaccination, but nothing is implemented so far. Only Karnataka has more than 6 crore citizens if we remove below 18 approximately, we may have 4 crore people. Do we have enough stock of vaccines? Why can’t they make it online registration and sending messages for the appointment. Only those who got message will come to the nearest health center and will get vaccination. Karnataka under lockdown how people can travel without proper documents? It is not they are risking their life on the road from the Police actions.

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  • Ken, Mlore/ USA

    Sun, May 09 2021

    First make sure you have sufficient stock only then commit on dates. You sitting in your fancy chair have no idea what the comman man goes thorugh when he/she has to wait in lines for hours in the hot sun and return back disappointed when they say no more vacine. At least direct hospital to issue coupons for the day so that the rest of the people do not have to waste time. And also try going on the app and get yourself registered and see if it works. Easy to sit in A C room and say we will do this and dat instead accept your failure and put ego aside and listen to experts before its too late.

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