India will begin universal vaccination against Covid-19 on Monday, following the Centre’s decision to give free vaccines to the states for the 18-45 years category from June 21, a move that is expected to help in scaling up daily vaccination numbers.
The aim of the government is to vaccinate all adults in the country against Covid-19 by the end of this year.
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“As announced by Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, the central government will be funding vaccination of the 18-45 years category also. The Centre will be procuring 75% of the total overall Covid-19 vaccine supplies, and distribute it among states for free to vaccinate all adults.
COVID-19 UPDATE INDIA AS ON 21ST JUNE 2021
India’s Active Caseload declines to 7,02,887
India reports 53,256 new cases in last 24 hours; lowest in 88 days
2,88,44,199 Total Recoveries across the country so far
78,190 patients recovered during last 24 hours
Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 39th consecutive day
Recovery Rate increases to 96.36%
Weekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 3.32%
Daily positivity rate at 3.83%, less than 5% for 14 consecutive days
Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 39.24 cr tests total conducted
28.00 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
More vaccine supplies are in the pipeline than before and the companies are also ramping up production; therefore, there should be no problem in covering the target population,” said a senior central government official aware of the matter, on condition of anonymity.
As per the existing liberalised and accelerated Phase-3 strategy of Covid-19 vaccination that started from May 1, in every month 50% of the total Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) cleared vaccine doses of any manufacturer would be procured by the government of India, which will continue to make these doses available to the state governments totally free of cost as was being done earlier.