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Vaccination of 18-45 age group in phased manner, says Karnataka CM, Kumaraswamy seeks door-to-door drive

The Karnataka authorities Thursday introduced that it’ll take up the vaccination drive for individuals aged 18-44 in a phased method.

“The state authorities is procuring 1 crore doses of vaccine whereas one other work order has been positioned to obtain one crore extra of further vaccine doses. The fourth part of the vaccination drive can be taken up in levels,” CM BS Yediyurappa stated.

He added that the Centre had equipped 99.four lakh doses of Covid vaccine to the state up to now. “Whereas 93.5 lakh doses have been administered, round 5.9 lakh doses can be found now,” Yediyurappa stated.

The CM additional added the Centre had “liberalised” the fourth part “by permitting direct procurement from producers straight and making an implementation plan” based mostly on requests made by many states.

Yediyurappa additional knowledgeable {that a} third vaccine was being launched, aside from Covishield and Covaxin. “Pharmaceutical corporations are enhancing their manufacturing capability to fulfill out the elevated demand. Beneath these circumstances, vaccination drive will proceed based mostly on the provision of doses. The drive can be deliberate to make sure systematic, disciplined and clean implementation,” he stated.

Start door-to-door vaccination for all: Kumaraswamy

Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former CM HD Kumaraswamy Thursday urged the state authorities to start “obligatory door-to-door vaccination” for all aged 18 and above to mitigate the unfold of Covid-19.

“Because the state is beneath curfew, I counsel the federal government take full benefit of the state of affairs and begin door to door obligatory vaccination of all 18 plus inhabitants in order to instill confidence within the inhabitants in addition to to arrest the unfold of Covid,” he stated.

Additional, in a collection of tweets, the previous CM famous that many aged above 45 within the state had been but to get the primary dose on account of alleged lack of vaccine provide. “And most from the 45-60 age group haven’t acquired the second dose. Does Authorities of Karnataka and Authorities of India have sufficient provides to stroll the discuss?” he requested.

Up to now, Karnataka has administered 93.63 lakh doses of Covid vaccine for the reason that drive started on January 16. Whereas 79.13 lakh of those had been administered as first doses to individuals throughout classes, solely 14.45 lakh doses have been administered because the second dose.

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