Karnataka: Health workers will be first to get the Covid vaccine | Bengaluru News

by karwar


BENGALURU: Karnataka is doing the ground work for administering Covid-19 vaccines when they hit the market and healthcare workers will be the first beneficiaries.
The health and family welfare department on Friday said in the initial phase, all healthcare workers from private and government sector will be vaccinated.
“Other priority groups and populations will be covered in a phased manner,” the press release said, adding, “Details of vaccine and date of introduction will be communicated from the government of India.”
Data of health workers in districts is being collected as per guidelines of the ministry of health and family welfare. October 31 is the last date for the state to submit this data to the Centre.
Health commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey said no decision has been taken on free distribution of vaccine for all in the state. “It’s a policy decision which will be taken by the government,” he said.
The existing cold chain of routine immunisation under Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) will be used for Covid-19 vaccine. The cold chain preparedness and strengthening assessment is being done at the state level and in all districts.



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