According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government’s decision to provide free precaution doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to all adults over the age of 18 will increase immunisation rates in India and lead to a healthier nation.
All citizens over the age of 18 will receive free precaution doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations beginning on July 15 and lasting for 75 days, according to Union minister Anurag Thakur, who announced the initiative after the Union Cabinet approved it earlier in the day on Wednesday.
Modi stated in a tweet, “Vaccination is an effective means to fight COVID-19. Today’s Cabinet decision will further India’s vaccination coverage and create a healthier nation.”
According to an official source, less than 1% of the target population of 77.10 crore people between the ages of 18 and 59 have received the precautionary dose so far. On April 10, India started vaccinating all adults over the age of 18 with a precautionary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.