Karnataka opens up Covid vaccination for students heading to foreign universities | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Monday revised its priority list for Covid vaccination by adding four more categories including students going to foreign countries for their studies from June 1.
Deputy chief minister and state Covid ministerial task force chief C N Ashwath Narayana said the revised list also included persons going to other countries for employment, workers of milk co-operative societies and cable operators.
The vaccination campaign for students going to foreign countries to pursue their studies and those who need to travel to get employed in other countries will be launched at 3 pm on Tuesday at the Administrative block of Bengaluru City University, Narayana said.
There was demand from these sections to facilitate vaccination on priority said Narayana before adding: “Those who wish to get inoculated should possess visas, admission receipts or any such relevant documents with them. Certificates confirming the completion of the certificate will also be issued on the spot,” the minister said.
For those in these categories who have received the Covishield vaccine in the first dose, the time gap has also been relaxed and they can get the second shot even before completing six weeks.
The chief commissioner of Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and all the district commissioners have been asked to issue the necessary eligibility certificates to students going to foreign countries and those who need to travel to get employed in other countries based on the verification of documents, Narayana said.
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