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Vaccination for 18-44 Age Group in Karnataka to Begin at Major Govt Hospitals from Tomorrow: K Sudhakar

New Delhi: Major government hospitals and medical colleges will provide Covid-19 vaccination for citizens in the 18-44 year age group from Monday, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Sunday.

KC General Hospital, Jayanagar General Hospital, Sir C.V.Raman General Hospital, Government Medical Colleges, ESI Hospitals and Nimhans in Bengaluru will provide vaccination on Monday. As for districts, district hospitals, government medical colleges and all taluk hospitals will give vaccines initially, and the government will expand the number of vaccination centres in sync with the increase in supply, the minister said.

Only those in the 18-44 year age group, who have registered on the Co-win site and scheduled an appointment will get their jab. “The government is leaving no stone unturned to vaccinate each and every citizen at the earliest ,” Sudhakar said.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa launched the fourth phase of vaccination drive after the Centre expanded the coverage to the 18-44 year age group. There are about 3.26 crore people in the state in this age group and the government would require 6.52 crore doses to fully vaccinate them with two doses.

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