Karnataka CM inaugurates vaccination drive for children in 15-18 age group

Children can visit any existing vaccination centre to get the vaccine


Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai inaugurated a vaccination drive for children aged between 15 and 18 years at Moodalapalya BBMP school in Bengaluru on January 3. The vaccine being given is Covaxin.

Vaccine will be administered to students who have registered on the CoWIN portal, or through the school. Children can visit the school to register. They need to carry an identification document, like Aadhaar. Once you register, the vaccine will be administered immediately.

In BBMP-run schools, vaccine is available from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

The vaccine is also available in other places. Timings may vary. Children can visit any existing vaccination centre, along with parents, to get the vaccine.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has identified 40,639 beneficiaries in 196 schools and 22,067 pre-university students in 59 colleges. The civic body currently has 2,56,800 doses of Covaxin.




Suggestions from experts

In view of the rise in COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, Mr. Bommai has called a meeting with experts on January 4 to seek suggestions for containing the spread of the infection. The suggestions would be discussed in detail at a cabinet meeting on January 6.

Based on the experience of two COVID-19 waves, the government would take decisions which would not cause much inconvenience to the public in daily activities.

Hassan district administration launches vaccination drive for children at Government PU College for Girls in Hassan on January 3, 2022 in the presence of Excise Minister K. Gopalaiah. | Photo Credit: Prakash Hassan


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