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Free Covid jabs for all above 18: PM Modi announces new vaccination policy | India News – Times of India




Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that in the next two weeks the Centre will take over the existing vaccination drive, which was partly being carried out by the states since May 1. The PM also said that the Centre will provide free vaccines to all above the age of 18 years at government facilities from June 21.
Till the new guidelines take effect from June 21, both Centre and the states will work together on the vaccination drive
Here are the highlights of the new vaccination policy announced by PM Modi in his address to the nation:
* All above 18 years of age in the country to get free vaccination at government facilities from June 21
* Centre to buy 75 per cent of jabs from vaccine makers, including 25 per cent of the state quota, and give it for free to state governments
* States will now have to spend no money on vaccines
* Private sector hospitals will continue to procure 25 per cent of vaccines directly from manufacturers
* Service charge of private hospitals to be capped at Rs 150 per dose over fixed price of the vaccine