COVID-19 Vaccine for All Adults from 1st May, Production to be incentivised, ramped up


The Central Government has decided to open up COVID-19 vaccination for all above the age of 18 years from May 1, 2021.

The decision was announced by the Government on April 19, 2021, that all those above the age of 18 years will be eligible to get inoculated under its ‘liberalised and accelerated’ phase 3 strategy of vaccination.

Everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get a vaccine against Covid-19

Vaccine manufacturers are incentivized to further scale up their production, as well as attract new national and international players

Vaccine manufacturers empowered to release up to 50% of their supply to State Govts. and in the open market at a pre-declared price

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

GoI Vaccination drive to continue as before, providing free vaccination for essential and priority populations as defined earlier i.e HCWs, FLWs, and population above 45 years.

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