Coronavirus Omicron Updates: Mansukh Mandaviya to meet 7 state health ministers at 3:30 pm over COVID-19 situation. A total of 21 lakh persons in Karnataka are eligible for the COVID 19 vaccination precaution dosage, which will be available starting Monday. Healthcare professionals, frontline workers, and those aged 60 and up with comorbidities are among them.
According to a press statement issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday, the dose would be given to six lakh healthcare staff, seven lakh frontline workers, and eight lakh people over 60 with comorbidities. They will receive the same vaccination that was previously given to them.
These are persons who have been on the prior dosage for nine months. Those who have received Covaxin and Covishield are eligible, but those who have taken Sputnik are not at this time.
The worst-hit states are Maharashtra (44,388 cases), followed by West Bengal (24,287), Delhi (22,751), Tamil Nadu (12,895) and Karnataka (12,000). India has also logged 4,033 cases of Omicron so far, government’s official data showed.
Mansukh Mandaviya to meet 7 state health ministers at 3:30 pm over COVID-19 situation.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will receive the precaution dose at 10 a.m. on Monday at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Centre, Bengaluru. There will be a launch of the programme in all districts by the district in-charge Ministers and the taluk launch will be by MLAs.
The vaccination will be done free of cost at all government COVID-19 centres. “Beneficiaries will be able to book online appointments for precaution dose from January 10,” the press release said.
While walk-in appointments will be available once the vaccination begins on Monday, the Co-WIN site began accepting reservations on Saturday [January 8]. Many private hospitals have prepared for the migration by using a variety of methods to ensure physical separation.
Meanwhile, according to the department, 99 percent of the 4.89 crore beneficiaries over the age of 18 have gotten their first dose, with 81 percent receiving their second. Despite the fact that vaccinations for the 15 to 18 age group have only been available for a week, 49 percent of the total 31.75 lakh recipients have gotten their first dosage.
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