The Narendra Modi government at the Center has issued revised guidelines for the vaccination campaign starting from June 21. In this campaign people will be vaccinated on the basis of population and disease. In his address to the nation on June 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to provide free vaccine to all people above the age of 18 years in every state of the country from June 21. Know what are the guidelines of the vaccination campaign starting from June 21.
- The allocation of vaccine doses to be provided free of cost by the Center to the states and union territories will be done on the basis of parameters such as population and level of disease prevalence and progress of vaccination.
- All government and private immunization centers will also provide at the vaccination site registration facility for both individuals as well as groups of individuals.
- The Government of India will procure 75 percent of the anti-Covid vaccines from the manufacturers located in the country. The procured vaccines will be continuously provided free of cost to the states and union territories.
- The vaccine doses will be provided free of cost by the States/UTs to all citizens on priority basis through Government Immunization Centers.
- In case of population group of people above 18 years of age, States/UTs can set their own priorities in the vaccine supply programme.
- Domestic vaccine manufacturers have also been given the option of providing vaccines directly to private hospitals, which will not exceed 25 per cent of their monthly production.
- States will collect the demand of private hospitals in view of equitable distribution of vaccines between large and small private hospitals and regional balance.
All citizens of the country are entitled to free vaccination, irrespective of their income. However, those who have the ability to pay will be encouraged to use the vaccination centers of private hospitals.