Vaccination Drive in India

Modi announces free vaccination for citizens above 18 years of age

AGENCY: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced free vaccination for the age group of 18-44. He made this announcement while addressing the nation today.

As per the announcement made by Modi, free vaccination will begin from the 21st of June. He informed that the central government will run the vaccination campaign by suspending the campaigns run by various states.

Modi said, “The state governments do not have to spend a single rupee for vaccination. All will be borne by the central government.”   

At present, 50% of the vaccination work is being done by the central government, 25% by the state government, and 25% by the private sector. Now the government has adopted the policy of 75% from the central government and the rest from the private sector. 

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