The Karnataka government recently released revised guidelines for COVID vaccination drive in the state. The new COVID-19 vaccination guidelines are aimed at minimizing confusion regarding the vaccination drive.
New Guidelines For COVID Vaccination In Karnataka – Highlights
Vaccination For Adults Over The Age Of 45 Years
- Citizens can register for the 1st dose. Those in urban areas can complete the registration online while those in rural areas can register themselves on-site at the nearest vaccination center.
- Citizens scheduled for their 2nd dose can get the same by visiting the nearest COVID vaccination center. No prior registration is required.
- Vaccines are currently unavailable for the 1st dose.
- Citizens due for the second dose will receive an SMS notification for the same. They can visit the designated COVID vaccination center as mentioned in the SMS on the scheduled date for the second dose.
Vaccination For Adults In The 18- 45 Year Age Group
- Vaccines are currently unavailable for the general public. There is no registration being conducted online or on site at the vaccination centers,
- Front line workers and priority/vulnerable groups will be informed of the date and time of vaccination by designated nodal officers.
New Guidelines For COVID Vaccination In Karnataka – Pointers To Remember
It is important for all citizens to adhere to these guidelines. Those eligible and scheduled for vaccinations should take appropriate measures to control their exposure. Wearing a mask is compulsory for everyone.
Also, ensure that you maintain social distancing and do not crowd around the vaccination centers. Only those scheduled for the vaccine should go to the vaccination centers.
The government also announced a new set of guidelines for patient treatment in triage areas. Not all patients presenting with a positive COVID test result require hospitalization. However, if you do notice symptoms, get yourself tested and consult a doctor at the earliest.