Everyone above the age of 18 to be eligible now eligible to get the vaccine against Covid 19 from May 1, 2021: Govt. of India
The official statement reads, “In a meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, an important decision of allowing vaccination to everyone above the age of 18 from May 1 has been taken”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government has been working heavily for over a year to guarantee that maximum numbers of Indians can get the vaccine in the shortest possible time, it said.
Moreover, the government said the vaccine manufacturers were empowered to release up percent of their supply to state governments and in the open market at a pre-declared price.
Then vaccination drive to proceed as before, providing free vaccination for essential and important populations as defined earlier for frontline workers and population above 45 years.