Free Vaccine to all states from June 21: PM Modi announces during his 'Address to the Nation'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the Nation announces that central government to provide COVID vaccine free of cost to all states. Under Centralized vaccine drive, all vaccines will be procured by Govt of India and given to States for free, from June 21.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 07, 2021 17:35 IST
Free Vaccine to all states from June 21: PM Modi announces during his 'Address to the Nation'
PM Modi Address Highlights: Photo: Moneycontrol

PM Modi announces centralized vaccine drive, all vaccines will be procured by Govt of India and given to States for free. To increase vaccine availability, the process of procuring vaccines from abroad has been sped up. Experts have also expressed concerns about children. In this direction, the trial of two vaccines is underway. Research is being conducted for a nasal vaccine in the country, said PM Modi.

According to the statement by PM Modi, 25% of vaccination work with states will now be handled by the Centre, it will be implemented in the coming two weeks. Both State and Centre to work as per new guidelines in the coming two weeks. "From 21 June, free vaccine for people above 18 years", added PM Modi in his Address to the Nation.