karnataka: 50% of targeted population in Karnataka fully jabbed | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Karnataka on Friday achieved a vaccination milestone with 50% of its targeted population fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Of the nearly 4.9 crore persons aged 18 years and above and identified as eligible, nearly 2.5 crore persons have been given both doses.
“Karnataka is one of the states, along with Delhi, to have achieved 50% coverage of the second dose. The next effort is to cross 90% milestone in the first-dose coverage and ensure every eligible person is jabbed with both doses,” said Manohar Agnani, additional secretary, ministry of health and family welfare, government of India. The first-dose coverage in Karnataka stands at 88%.
The highest second-dose coverage is reported from Bengaluru Urban district at 77%, followed by Kodagu at 60% and BBMP at 59%.
Agnani told reporters that state governments must conduct a door-to-door campaign to see if anyone is unvaccinated or due for a second Covid dose.
Engage with docs, religious leaders during drive: Dept
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During the campaign, healthcare workers must explain the benefits of Covid vaccination and take household members to the nearest centre for vaccination.
On Thursday, Dr Arundhathi Chandrashekar, mission director, National Health Mission, Karnataka, issued a circular to districts to run the campaign in November to reach out to every eligible individual remained fully or partially unvaccinated.
The health department has instructed district-level authorities to engage with prominent doctors, religious leaders, sports personalities and elected representatives during the campaign. The circular mentioned about the demand generation for Covid vaccines. It said the awareness campaigns must be conducted in crowded places like market areas.





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