The Kerala government is ready to inoculate kids across state against COVID-19 and will take steps as soon as approval for it is received from the Centre, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said on Thursday. The minister underscored this aspect while responding to the media after visiting a Drive Through Vaccination Centre at the Government Women's College here.
Regarding the drive through inoculation centres, Health Minister said its special feature was that people can get registered, vaccinated and also undergo observation without getting out of their vehicles. In case of any problem faced by anyone after vaccination, necessary medical help would also be extended at the site. The health Minister said that if this project, which is presently launched only in Thiruvandarpuram, was successful, it would be replicated in other districts of Kerala. She went on to say that the state government's aim was to vaccinate all eligible persons above 18 years by the end of September.
Currently, over 52 per cent of those above 18 years have received the first dose and over 19 per cent have received the second shot of vaccine. She also said that the TPR was high in Kerala due to more number of tests being conducted and said that everyone should be vigilant during Onam season as COVID cases are on the rise while life and livelihood are important, self preservation was also significant, Health Minister said.