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Karnataka: All jail inmates above 45 years vaccinated


Team Udayavani, May 23, 2021, 11:19 AM IST

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Bengaluru: All prisoners in Karnataka aged 45 years and above have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Over 15,000 prisoners are lodged in various prisons across the State, and 2,167 of them are aged 45 years and above.

Reportedly, the second dose will be administered as per the revised vaccination protocols. The prison authorities will soon identify eligible prisoners aged between 18 and 44 years for vaccination.

The Prisons Department, along with the help of the Department of Health and Family Welfare and district administration, have taken up vaccination of prisoners, including under trials and those serving life terms, on a war footing.

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