corona vaccine faq: Corona Free Vaccine: free vaccination in the country from June 21, know the whole ABC – free vaccination in the country from June 21, know everything through these 6 questions
- The central government will buy 75% of the vaccine and provide it to the states
- All citizens of 18 plus in the country will get free vaccine at government centers
- Scheme of free vaccination for 18+ will start in the country from June 21
From June 21, every citizen above 18 years in the country will be given free corona vaccine. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced free vaccination in his address to the nation on Monday evening. He had said that from June 21, the government will vaccinate every person above the age of 18 free of cost. However, for the vaccine in private hospitals, the price will have to be paid as before.
Let us tell you that this facility will be available only at the vaccination centers run by the central government and state governments. Let us know all the important things related to free vaccination of people above the age of 18 years to prevent corona virus.
- I am over 18 years old, will my vaccination be free?
Yes. The vaccine will be given free of cost to every Indian citizen above 18 years from June 21. But, this facility will be provided only at government immunization centers. As per the last immunization policy change, which was implemented from May 1, state governments could procure vaccines for people in the age group of 18-44 years and get them vaccinated free of cost and only for three priority groups- healthcare. For workers, frontline workers and people above 45 years of age, the vaccine was to be given free of cost at the vaccination centers of the central government. But, from June 21, this rule will change and now all the vaccination centers of the central and state government will give free vaccine to all citizens above 18 years, irrespective of their age.
- So does this mean that if I go to a private vaccination centre, I will have to pay for the vaccine?
Yes. People of all age groups will have to pay for the vaccination service at private centers. But even there the price of the vaccine will be fixed in advance and private centers will be able to charge that vaccine separately by adding a service charge of Rs 150 only. When you book a vaccination slot through the Kovin app, you will see the total cost of the vaccine, which will include both the cost of the vaccine and the service charge of the private centre/hospital.
- How many total doses of vaccine are being provided free of cost across the country?
According to the new policy of vaccination, 75% of the total dose of vaccine being produced by the vaccine companies will be procured directly from the companies by the central government and the entire consignment will be allotted to the state governments, which will be available to all citizens of 18 plus. Will be installed for free. For example, if the country produces 3 million doses of vaccine daily (currently mainly two big companies – Serum Institute of India Covishield and Bharat Biotech are producing the vaccine) then out of these 22.5 lakh doses i.e. 75% of the total dosage will be procured directly from them by the central government and it will be provided to the states free of cost for distribution to the people.
- Can a state government buy extra doses directly from vaccine companies for additional vaccination?
No. Now from June 21, no state will have any role in the purchase of the vaccine. All the vaccine doses given by the states will be completely free and all these doses will be given to them completely by the central government. That is why if the total supply of vaccine to all the states is added, then it will be limited to 75% of the total dose supplied by the vaccine companies to the Centre.
- How much vaccine dose will be provided to private hospitals?
Private hospitals will have the right on the remaining 25 percent vaccine dose produced in the country. In other words, one out of every four doses available in the market will be reserved entirely for private hospitals. One-fourth of the vaccine is being provided to private hospitals with the hope that more capable people of the society who can afford the vaccine or those who do not want to queue at government centers, may turn to these private centers. can.
- Will foreign vaccines like Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson also be available for free at government centers when they arrive in the country?
The Indian government has not yet signed any supply agreement with these three US vaccine manufacturers. The central government is still studying the special conditions of these pharma companies. When the government makes a final agreement with them, only then will any decision regarding its purchase and availability.
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