Under the most ambitious project, the central government has launched its free vaccination programme for all above age 18 from Monday.
Free vaccination jabs: In a move to scale up daily vaccination numbers, under the most ambitious project, the central government has launched its free vaccination programme for all above age 18 from Monday.
Administering the vaccines will come under the scrutiny of the states and they will also act as a facilitator role by aggregating demand and vaccination capabilities of private hospitals said Health Ministry during a briefing on Monday.
Earlier Covid-19 vaccination drive was partly being carried out by the states from May 1. Later, it was shifted to the Centre when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the Centre will take over the ongoing vaccination drive.
This decision came after the Supreme Court criticised the ongoing vaccination drive, called it arbitrary and irrational.
Everything you should know about free vaccination drive
Onsite Registration facilities: All vaccination centres, government and private, will provide onsite registration facilities. There is no compulsion of registration on Co-Win app .
Price of COVID 19 vaccine: The price of Covid-19 vaccine doses for private hospitals will be declared by each vaccine manufacturer. Any changes will be notified in advance.
Avail Free vaccination: All citizens above the age of 18 can avail of free vaccination at any government facility.
The facility of Common Service Centres and call centres: The states may avail the facilities of Common Service Centres and Call Centres in order to ease fo burden of booking the slots for vaccination.
No state will have to pay: The Centre will buy 75 per cent of the total vaccine production from vaccine manufacturers and give it to the state governments free of cost. No state government will have to spend on acquirement.
Basis of distribution of vaccines: On the basis of population, Covid burden, and inoculation progress, among other such criteria, vaccines will be distributed to states/UTs.
Private sector hospital procurement: A 25 percent of vaccines directly from manufacturers will be procured by private sector hospitals, with service charge at Rs 150 per dose over fixed price.