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Karnataka first state to vaccinate over 1 lakh people with second dose

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Karnataka has to this point inoculated 1,13,830 beneficiaries with the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and is the first state within the nation to fully vaccinate a couple of lakh beneficiaries with the 2 doses. As of February 21, a complete of 8,21,939 well being care employees and a couple of,84,950 entrance line employees had registered for the vaccination.

A file image of a well being employee 
getting vaccinated in Mysuru

However, to this point, solely 4,24,491 beneficiaries have gotten their first dose, with a protection of 52 per cent. For the second dose, the state has lined 1,13,380 folks. Among the frontline employees, out of two,84,950 registered people, solely 1,20,172 have gotten the first dose, with the overall protection standing at 42 per cent. Initially, the turnout of well being employees for the first dosage was low due to apprehensions amongst them. Also, many couldn’t get vaccinated due to glitches within the CoWin portal.

The state additionally recorded 20 critical AEFI circumstances  including to the scare among the many entrance line and well being employees, thus main to discount in whole protection. However, most of them who received their first dose of the vaccination, have turned up for the second dose. B R, Venkateshaiah, Medical Superintendent, Ok C General Hospital, stated, “The turnout for the second dose hasn’t been 100 per cent although. But it’s nonetheless higher with various beneficiaries coming in to get the shot.

As many know that second dose is required for profitable vaccination, they’ve been coming ahead. For those that have been reluctant to take second shot, we’re advising them to come and take it as there aren’t any side-effects seen.” The districts which have vaccinated greater than 5,000 well being employees with the second dose are Tumakuru at 10,898, Bengaluru Urban with 10,777, Belagavi at 10,036, Mysore at 5,555 and Uttara Kannada at ,5041. Districts with greater than 70 per cent protection are Chikkaballapura (79%), Tumakuru (78%), Uttara Kannada (73%), Gadag and Mandya (71%), Chamarajanagar and Chikkamagalur (70%).  

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