Omicron, third wave fears lead to spike in vaccination rate in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 30 (IANS): The people of Karnataka, who did not take Covid vaccine shots despite several appeals by the state government, are now thronging the vaccination centers amid fears of new Covid variant Omicron and the outbreak of a possible third wave of the pandemic.

The primary health centres (PHCs) of the state, which witnessed low turnout till last week, are now recording large footfalls amid the the fear of the new Covid variant.

Between November 20 and 27, as many as 27.64 lakh people have taken the vaccine shots, marking an increase in numbers when compared to the previous two weeks.

About 20.90 lakh doses were administered between November 13 and 20, while 17.54 lakh persons took the shot between November 6 and 13.

There has been an increase in the number of persons who took the first dose, which rose to 7 lakh last week as compared to 4-5 lakh earlier, according to the state health department data.

The health department has set a target of achieving 100 per cent vaccination by December end. However, 43 lakh people will have to get their first dose of vaccination.

"Earlier, people complained about non-availability of vaccine shots. Now we have a stock of 80 lakh doses but people are not coming forward," Helath Minister K. Sudhakar had said earlier.

The state has identified 4.87 crore eligible population for Covid vaccination. So far, 4.44 crore people have been jabbed. To achieve the target, 1.5 lakh people will have to be vaccinated everyday with the first dose. Till 9 pm on Sunday, the state had administered 7,32,82,587 vaccine doses.

Karnataka is in the seventh place in the country in terms of vaccination after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Bihar, the health department said.






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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Thigale dadabadaapundu yenk vaccine toonaga....aitha rate toonaga....aitha side effects toonaga.....

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  • H Kunder, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Golmaal hai bhai sab Golmaal hai.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Since a month they were available for free (before charged heavily) now siince the entry of Amir khan, why they have to charge ???

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    According to the scientists the new variant is more contagious but more milder than previous variant. Which means marketing propaganda by vaccine industries is aired by paid fake media. Serum institute has approached our PM about having no place to stock their daily produced vaccines and either buy them or let them export the same. Natural infected persons are found to be immune to this variant too while vaccinated were found to be more vulnerable to any variants. According to the ICMR survey nearly 70 % of the people have antibodies and herd immunity has been achieved, as such no need to worry or administer the same drug that has failed twice in either preventing or protecting the recipients from corona or avoiding hospitalization or preventing the rise in mortality. Be aware and help our natural immune system to perform better as it did from thousands of years. Come out of the vortex, switch off TV News and never by fake propaganda news papers too.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Dev, Mangalore, I have no words to express on your comments and it makes sense.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Thank you very much Evans C Sumitra for your honest appreciation. I'm happy I'm able to help more and more people to understand the truth by my comments based on facts and science instead of pseudo science used by vaccine industries with their greed and money power. My research of nearly 10 years about vaccines and pharma lobby's nefarious activities in the past and present is helping me reveal the truth- thanks to doctors and scientists who have become whistle blowers to save humanity and sanctity of human rights and values as prime objective than personal greed at the peril of long cherished values of our religions.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    If the govt has plans of lockdown even at selective macro levels ,then it should stop collecting transactional GST taxes,electricity bills,provide free food,water,medicine and hospital ,medical mobile data charges for all (not just the econmically poor or xyx category) .The policians ,press must take pay cuts. The govt should make people wear mask,maintain social distancing and cleanliness of the hands . and during unlocking they should compensate for the business losses for any kind of business ..The cloth store ,footwear shop ,electronic shop ,hotels ,eateries etc .. Allowing just the grocery to function and closing down others will lead to social stress and panic ..People are more likely to die out of fear than the actual virus. Yes we all have to take precautions as per govt guidelines .Incase flights,trains ,buses are stopped ,then they should provide 100% compensation of the ticket fares immeditiately

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Pfizer Sales Executive : Sir our sales are dropping as corona cases is dropping. The world is coming back to normal Pfizer Management : Hmmm... Then release the new variant which is more deadly. Tell the press that its more deadly than Delta. Also dont forget to give them their regular cut. Make the people fear death and they will buy our vaccines Pfizer Sales Executive : Yes Sir. I am sure with this announcement the sales will skyrocket.

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