COVID Vaccine To Be Free Across India: Health Minister

New Delhi: The COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free of cost across the country, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday.

The minister told this to the media after reviewing the dry run of the vaccination process at a primary health centre in the city, news agency ANI reported.

In reply to a query if the vaccine will be provided free of cost like in Delhi, the minister replied, “Not just in Delhi, it will be free across the country.”

Later, Vardhan also reviewed the dry run at the state-run Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital in Delhi.

Except for giving the actual vaccine, every procedure for the vaccination is being followed during the dry run, the minister added.

Later, Vardhan took to Twitter to say that the free vaccine will be provided to one crore healthcare and two crore frontline workers in the country, India Today reported.

“In 1st phase of #COVID19Vaccination free #vaccine shall be provided across the nation to most prioritised beneficiaries that incl 1 crore healthcare & 2 crore frontline workers. Details of how further 27 cr priority beneficiaries are to be vaccinated until July are being finalised,” he tweeted.

Also Read: Dry Run For COVID-19 Vaccination Begins In Odisha

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