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Covid vaccine for 18-44 group not open yet: K’taka govt issues clarification


Team Udayavani, May 23, 2021, 11:16 AM IST

 Bengaluru: National Health Mission (NHM) Director Dr Arundhathi Chandrashekhar issued a clarification on Saturday that vaccines are currently not available for 18-44 group yet

She also said that frontline workers, vulnerable groups and priority members will be informed of the date and time of vaccination by nodal officers.

Earlier,Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar had tweeted, “From May 22, vaccination for people in the 18-44 age group will resume. State government-identified frontline workers and priority groups will be vaccinated first.”

However, Arundhathi stated that the vaccines are not available and the first dose of Covishield for those above 45 years of age is available and those due for their second dose of Covishield can walk into the nearest vaccination centre.

Also, she said that the first dose of Covaxin is  currently not available and those waiting for their second dose will be informed through SMS

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