Karnataka: Primary health centres to soon provide vaccination for elderly | Bengaluru News – Times of India


J Kameswari, 103, received her first dose of the vaccine on Thursday.

BENGALURU: The government will discuss facilitating Covid-19 vaccination in primary health centres and community health centres for speedy vaccination of senior citizens, said health minister K Sudhakar.
“Currently, vaccines are administered at taluk hospitals and we’re considering extending the service to PHCs and CHCs so that more people can get the vaccine at the earliest,” he said in Bengaluru on Thursday.
He added that no adverse events following vaccination have been reported among elderly citizens. “Considering the infrastructure in private hospitals, permission for vaccine will be given as per the central government guidelines,” he added.
The Phase II of the vaccination drive, meanwhile, continued to register an impressive turnout, with nearly 16,000 people taking the jab in 24 hours till 5.30pm Thursday. This phase focuses on vaccinating elders and people above 45 years with co-morbidities.
While 19,823 elders and 3054 people aged 45 had taken the vaccine till 5.30pm Wednesday, the number touched 33,632 and 5179 respectively, 24 hours later.
In BBMP limits alone, 6,498 people were vaccinated under this category. From March 1, the state has covered 38,811 in Phase II.
Meanwhile, another Covid cluster was reported in Bommanahalli of Bengaluru, with 13 employees of a garment factory testing positive for Covid-19.
On Thursday, when BBMP was conducting tests at the factory, 13 of 185 employees turned out to be positive, and asymptomatic. The factory was sealed for 48 hours and all the 13 persons were sent for home isolation.

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