Karnataka has asked the Centre to allow the state to distribute COVID vaccination booster doses: R Ashok, Minister

Karnataka government asked the Centre to allow the state to administer the booster dose of vaccine to prevent a third outbreak. The vaccination campaign has reached a large number of people. The Centre is likely to respond positively to the states request.

Bengaluru (Karnataka) (India), November 27: The Karnataka government asked the Centre to allow the state to administer the booster dose of vaccine to prevent a third outbreak, informed state Revenue Minister R Ashok on Saturday.state Revenue Minister R Ashok told the media after a high-level meeting with Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, We have urged the union government to allow the state to administer the booster dose, particularly for front line employees.In a week, we could have the permission from the source.The vaccination campaign has reached a large number of people.Nevertheless, the need for a booster dose is felt, particularly for front-line workers who were vaccinated at the start of the vaccination campaign, according to the minister.The Centre is likely to respond positively to the states' request, he said.