Karnataka vaccinates 4.03-La. in 15-18 age group on day 1

BENGALURU: In a special vaccination drive organised by the Karnataka Health Department across the state on Monday, 4,03,928 teenagers aged 15 to 18 years received their first vaccine shot.

On the first day, the authorities were able to achieve 63 percent of their goal. On Monday, the administration set a goal of 6,38,891 immunizations. Fifteen districts in the state have results that are lower than the state average, while 16 districts have results that are higher than the state average.

Bengaluru Urban (28%) BBMP boundaries (56%) and Bengaluru Rural districts (50%) all reported immunisation rates below the state average. Yadgir district had the lowest immunisation rate (24%) in the state. The authorities only managed to vaccinate 4,871 people out of a target of 20,000. Haveri district achieved 281 percent vaccination coverage by vaccinating 14,064 people against a target of 5,000. In Belagavi, 47,720 people have been vaccinated, compared to a target of 20,000. The Covid vaccination campaign took place in 4,160 locations across the state. The goal was to vaccinate students and staff at schools and colleges.

The vaccination drive was launched by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at the BBMP College in Govindarajanagar's Basaveshwara Nagar neighbourhood. Separate plans have been put in place to identify and vaccinate people who are not in the stream of education.

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