A record 47 lakh COVID-19 Vaccine doses were administered so far on the first day of implementation of revised guidelines for Covid vaccination. The central government has launched free COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens above 18 from today. This move is expected to help in scaling up daily vaccination numbers.
All citizens above the age of 18 can avail free vaccination at any government facility. The Centre will buy 75 per cent of the total vaccine production from vaccine manufacturers and give it to the state governments free of cost. No state government will have to spend anything on the vaccine. All vaccination centres, government and private, would provide on-site registration facilities. Registration on the Co-Win app is not mandatory.
Speaking to AIR, resident of Delhi Naresh Saini appreciated the Central Government’s decision to provide free vaccination. He urged everyone to come forward to take the vaccine.