Everyone above the age of 18 years will now be administered COVID-19 vaccine from 1st of May. Centre announced a liberalised and accelerated phase three strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination. In this phase, the vaccination will continue as before in government of India vaccination centres free of cost to the eligible population including Health Care Workers, Front Line Workers and all people above 45 years of age.
During this phase vaccine manufacturers will supply 50 percent of their monthly released doses to the Central government and they will be free to supply the remaining 50 percent doses to States as well as in the open market. The manufacturers will transparently make an advance declaration of the price of the Vaccine that will be available to State Governments and in the open market. Private Hospitals will have to procure their supplies of Covid-19 vaccine exclusively from the 50 percent supply earmarked for other than Government of India channel.All vaccination will be the part of the National Vaccination Programme and mandated to follow all protocols such as being captured on CoWIN platform.