Karnataka temporarily suspends Covid vaccination for 18-44 age group

The Karnataka authorities on Wednesday quickly suspended vaccination in opposition to coronavirus an infection for the 18-44 age group because the state faces shortages of the doses. In addition to, the Covid-19 inoculation drive has additionally been suspended for many who have already booked appointments, the state’s well being division mentioned.

“Vaccination for 18 to 44 age group (together with those that have already booked appointments) will likely be quickly suspended from Might 14 until additional orders. This order will likely be relevant for Covid-19 vaccination in any respect authorities COVID vaccination facilities,” the Karnataka authorities mentioned within the official order.

As an alternative, the state authorities has determined to utilise the vaccines, procured for vaccination of individuals between 18 to 44 years, for beneficiaries who’re due for the second dose, Karnataka’s well being division added.

Moreover, the Karnataka authorities on Wednesday mentioned that it has determined to import vaccines because the scarcity of dosages hit the state and the demand went up as a result of rise in infectious illness.

Karnataka Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar on Wednesday mentioned that the state authorities must buy vaccines for individuals between 18-44 years of age group.

“Now we have already paid cash to the 2 vaccine producers within the nation for 3 crore doses. Out of three crore doses, now we have obtained seven lakh,” the state’s chief secretary advised media on Wednesday.

He mentioned the federal government will administer vaccines as and when the shares arrive.

“Since we’re not getting satisfactory vaccines as a result of there are simply two producers, we’re going to subject orders to import (vaccine),” Ravi Kumar mentioned.

Karnataka’s Covid-19 caseload has touched 20,53,191 after the state reported 39,998 instances on Wednesday.

The state’s dying toll has climbed to 20.368 with 517 fatalities reported in someday.

The state has 5,92,182 energetic instances whereas the overall discharges stood at 14,40,621 with the restoration of 34,752 individuals right this moment.

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