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Vaccinations For People Above 18 Will Start From May 22

The state health department will start the vaccinations of those above the age of 18 from 22 May 2021. Frontline workers between the age of 18-44 will be given priority.

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The campaign was stopped as the State faced shortage in vaccine. As per the decision taken on May 15, it has been considered to give priority to the frontline workers. To enable this efficiently a district level nodal officer has to be nominated. It will be the duty of this officer to identify priority zones, provide certificates and identify vaccination centres and take total responsibility for vaccination. These instructions are mentioned in the order from the health department.

The frontline workers include differently-abled people,  their caretakers,  prisoners, personnel working in crematorium and cemetery, close relatives of health workers, teachers who are deputed on corona virus related work, government transport personnel, auto and cab drivers, electricity and water supply department personnel, postal workers, street vendors, security and housekeeping personnel, judicial officials, elderly people and caretakers of sick people, department of women and children, personnel working in petrol  pumps, cooking gas supplies or suppliers of materials to hospital, personnel working in medical companies, destitute, people living in the home for elderly and APMC workers.

People included in the priority groups are construction workers, telecom and internet service providers, bank personnel, lawyers, movie industry workers, hotel personnel, KMF personnel, garment workers, Railway department personnel, sportsmen and sportswomen representing state and country personnel of GAIL and HAL.

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