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70 per cent Covishield stock for vaccination of 45-plus age- group due for 2nd dose in K'taka

Seventy percent of the available stock of Covishield in Karnataka would be utilized to vaccinate people above 45 years of age due for second dose

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Bengaluru Published on: May 08, 2021 12:41 IST
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Seventy percent of the available stock of Covishield in Karnataka would be utilized to vaccinate people above 45 years of age who are due for a second dose, Health Minister Sudhakar K said on Saturday.

The rest 30 percent would be used to vaccinate the 45 years and above age group seeking the 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 Friday reported 592 COVID deaths and 48,781 new cases.

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

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