Karnataka is all set to begin vaccination of people, in the 18 to 44 years age group, from Monday.

K. Sudhakar, the state's health and medical education minister, took to Twitter on Sunday and shared plans to launch vaccination for this age group, in several government-run hospitals of the capital city.

In his tweet, the minister said, "All Vaccination Centres providing vaccination for this age group 18 to 44 will have an exclusive session site earmarked for them. Vaccination will be provided to only those who have registered and scheduled an appointment on Co-win portal and walk-ins will not be allowed."

Vaccine shortages had forced the Karnataka government to symbolically launch this vaccination drive, recently.

The minister also said that the vaccination will be initiated on a limited scale in other parts of the state. "As for the districts, initially vaccination will be made available at district hospitals, government medical colleges, and Taluka Hospitals. As vaccine supply improves, we'll increase the number of vaccination centres."

The minister advised the youth to be patient and wait their turn. 

"Government is leaving no stone unturned to vaccinate each and every citizen at earliest and is making continuous efforts to secure supply of vaccines. I urge all citizens, especially my young friends, to wait for your turn and govt will ensure you will surely get your jab," his tweet read.

It was only on Saturday that the state's stocks were replenished by the arrival of 3.5 lakh Covishield vaccine doses. The state has an overall order of two crore vaccine doses.

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