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Free Covid-19 vaccines for all adults in India: Modi

Reuters/New Delhi
Filed on June 7, 2021 | Last updated on June 7, 2021 at 11.04 pm

Starting June 21, Covid-19 vaccine will be free for people above 18 years, Modi said.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the Indian federal government would provide Covid-19 vaccines free of charge to all adults from later this month in an effort to turn the tide of a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands in India.

Modi said in a televised address that the federal government would take over the task of vaccination from state governments.

"It has been decided that from June 21, all adults over the age of 18 will be vaccinated free," he said.

Under the earlier policy, the federal government gave free vaccines to the elderly and frontline workers, and left state governments and private hospitals to administer doses for a fee to people in the 18-45 age group.






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