Govt prepares to make COVID vaccine free; Rs 5,000 crore set aside

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New Delhi: The Center is all set to make the corona vaccine available free of cost. It is recommended to set the price at a cost of not more than Rs 150 per person. Accordingly, it is estimated that Rs 5,000 crore will be allocated in the first phase considering the current health situation.

The average cost of a vaccine is around Rs 500 to Rs 600 per person. The government has been recommended to reduce the price by one-third. Economists say the decision has not been made. Meanwhile, various states have announced that the corona vaccine will be provided free of cost.

A person may need to be vaccinated twice. Also, the vaccine can only be stored in a good refrigeration system. The recommendation says that special pharmacy systems should be set up in the districts for this purpose.