Karnataka will resume vaccination drive of the 18-44 age group from May 22, according to Health Department said.
In a tweet it was stated that “Vaccination for 18-44 years age group is being resumed from 22.5.2021 and state procured vaccines will be utilised to vaccinate the eligible beneficiaries. State has identified corona front line warriors who will be receiving vaccination initially.”
It is after frontline workers that other priority groups “as per list will be vaccinated”. “Number of such vaccination sites and number of vaccinations per day will be decided by districts based on availability of vaccines,” the state Health Department further added.
People who will be deemed as frontline workers are – Close family members of health workers, teachers assigned to Covid-19 duty, Government transport personnel, auto and cab drivers, electricity and water suppliers, postal department staff, street vendors, security and office keeping staff of offices, judicial officers- media persons among others.
After frontline workers, the other priority groups are – construction workers, telecom and internet service workers, airline service workers, bank officials, petrol pump workers, advocates, hotel workers, KMF workers, railway workers, garment factory workers, forest department official, NHAI officials, GAIL workers, RHK officials, state and national level sportspersons, HAL officials.
Karnataka had from May 14 temporarily suspended vaccination for the 18-44 age group at government centres to prioritise vaccination for those above 45 due for their second dose.