NEW DELHI- “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,” said the Government in an Official statement.
In his meetings today, PM Modi stressed that vaccination was “the biggest weapon” in the fight against the coronavirus and urged doctors to encourage more and more patients to get vaccinated.
All adults will be vaccinated and states can buy vaccines directly from makers in the “liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination”, the government said on a day the country reported a new high of 2.73 lakh cases in a day.
“PM said that the Government has been working hard from over a year to ensure that Maximum numbers of Indians are able to get the vaccine in the shortest possible of time,” it added.
The government further said that the Vaccine manufacturers are empowered to release up to 50% of their supply to State Governments and in the open Market.
“States empowered to procure additional vaccine doses directly from the manufacturers, as well as open up vaccination to any category of People above the age of 18 for the same,” said the Government.