Vaccine only for those with scheduled appointment
Health Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar appeals to youth to wait for their turn
Bengaluru, Sunday, May 9
Covid-19 vaccination will be provided to citizens of 18-44 age group at all major government hospitals and medical colleges from Monday, 10th May, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar.
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. In other districts, initially vaccination will be provided at District Hospitals, Government Medical Colleges and all Taluka Hospitals. Number of vaccination centres will be increased as and when more vaccines will become available, 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, he explained.
Reassuring the citizens about vaccination and appealing to young population, 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 govt will ensure you will surely get your jab.”
Earlier on May 1st, CM BSY flagged off the 4th phase of drive to vaccinate citizens in 18-44 age group. 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 state government has already placed order for 2 crore doses of covishield and 1 crore doses of covaxin. 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.