Karnataka CM launches fourth phase COVID-19 vaccination
Health K. Sudhakar had introduced a day earlier than that vaccination for these within the age group of 18 to 44 years is not going to take off on May 1.
Although Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar had requested individuals to not flip up at vaccination centres from May 1 for vaccination, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on May 1 symbolically launched the drive at a authorities hospital.
The Chief Minister had earlier mentioned that the fourth phase will start in phases as there was no affirmation on when the producers will begin provide of the vaccine.
However, on May 1, he mentioned the State had one lakh doses and had acquired three lakh doses from the centre. “We have four lakh doses and will start vaccinating people in the 18-44 age group till this stock lasts. By then we will get more stocks,” he mentioned.
“We have also placed an order for two crore vaccine doses and made the payment. We have 3.26 crore people in this group,” he added.
“The State has so far vaccinated 96.35 lakh people. If all eligible beneficiaries in the fourth phase are covered, a major chunk of the State’s population will be vaccinated.”
The CM mentioned the continued drive for these aged 45 years and above will proceed concurrently.
Meanwhile, 4 branches of Apollo Hospitals within the State — Jayanagar, Bannerghatta Road, Sheshadripuram and Mysuru — have began the fourth phase vaccination from right now.
Govindaiah Yateesh, Head of Administration, Apollo Jayanagar, mentioned they acquired some inventory from distributors on April 30 morning and had opened up alots for 100 individuals in every department.