Another vaccination camp planned in Karnataka for those heading abroad | Bengaluru News – Times of India


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BENGALURU: The state government is organising another vaccination drive for students and professionals planning to go abroad for studies or work and for sportspersons headed to Tokyo for the Olympics.
Deputy chief minister CN Ashwath Narayan, who leads the state Covid-19 task force, said that the drive would start on Tuesday on the campus of the Bengaluru Central University near Mysore Bank circle. Jabs will be administered between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
Dr Sanghamitra, deputy health officer (East Zone), has been appointed as the nodal official in BBMP limits for facilitating vaccination of the said categories of beneficiaries. The gap between two Covishield doses has been revised from 12-16 weeks to four weeks for the foreign-bound candidates.
The reduced interval is in line with the guidelines of the ministry of health and family welfare, which said that students joining universities abroad, professionals flying out for work and Olympics participants could be administered the second dose after 28 days.
This is the second such camp in the city. The first one was conducted at the same venue earlier this month, with around 1,500 people being jabbed. Delays in issuing vaccination certificates became a major concern after this round, leaving candidates anxious. Chief health officer K Vijendra said that technical issues had been fixed now. An officer has been also appointed to look into the issuance of certificates, and there won’t be any glitches hereafter, he added.
For more details, eligible beneficiaries can contact Dr Sanghamitra on 9343793046, medical officer Dr Gayatri on 9591879025, and medical officer Dr Mohammed Aleef Ali on 9880037365.

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