70% Covishield stock for vaccination of 45-plus age-group due for 2nd dose in Karnataka

Seventy per cent of the available stock of Covishield in Karnataka would be utilized to vaccinate people above 45 years of age who are due for second dose, Health Minister Sudhakar K said on Saturday.

The rest 30 per cent would be used to vaccinate the 45 years and above age group seeking first dose, he said.

Covaxin will be administered only to 45+ who are due for 2nd dose after 6 weeks of 1st dose”, the Minister tweeted.

Karnataka on Friday reported 592 COVID deaths and 48,781 new cases.

The State government on Friday announced imposition of strict lockdown from May 10 to 24.


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