Bhubaneswar: India will vaccinate those above 60 years of age against COVID-19 from March 1. People above 60 and patients above 45 years with any comorbidities will get a jab during the next round of COVID-19 vaccine roll out, union minister Prakash Javadekar said in a tweet on Wednesday.
The central government will rope in 10,000 government and 20,000 private clinics for vaccination commencing from 1st March.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be given free of cost at government centres, Javadekar said.
Those who want to get vaccinated from private hospitals will have to pay. The amount they would need to pay will be decided by the health ministry within 3-4 days as they are in discussion with manufacturers & hospitals, Javadekar said.
From 1st of March, people over 60 years of age or over 45 with comorbidities will be able to get vaccinated at 10,000 Government facilities and many private hospitals. #CabinetDecisions pic.twitter.com/M6x2cfu7au
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) February 24, 2021