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Camps to administer booster dose to be set up in B’luru: BBMP Chief  

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Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta on Monday January 10 has informed that the format used to administer vaccines to beneficiaries is being followed for booster doses as well.

Speaking to mediapersons at the launch of booster vaccination drive he said that, “Camps have been set up to vaccinate those over the age of 60, healthcare workers, and frontline warriors. Every effort is being made to bring as many individuals as possible to vaccination centres. There are enough doses available.”

According to the CoWin portal, between January 10 and February 10, 1,03,163 healthcare staff will be given the benefit dose in a phased manner, 40,000 frontline fighters will be given the shot, and 2,87,802 people over the age of 60 will be given the shot within BBMP limits. According to the BBMP, a total of 4,30,966 persons will be vaccinated.

Gupta said that as the number of cases is rising, everyone should get vaccinated and wear masks to reduce the severity of infection and hospitalisation, as well as to stop the spread.

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