Now everyone above 18 years of age can get themselves vaccinated in India from May 1.
The Central government announced on Monday that vaccination drive will be open for all above 18 years of age.
This step has been taken in the backdrop of massive surge in COVID-19 cases during second wave.
“In its Phase-III, the National Vaccine Strategy aims at liberalised vaccine pricing and scaling up of vaccine coverage. This would augment vaccine production as well as availability, incentivising vaccine manufacturers to rapidly ramp up their production as well as attract new vaccine manufacturers, domestic and international.”
” From May 1, vaccine manufacturers would supply 50% of their monthly Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) released doses to the government and would be free to supply the remaining 50% doses to state governments and in the open market.” according to the Health ministry.