Union Health Minister says Covid vaccine will be provided free of cost in the country

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New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsha Vardhan has said that the Covid vaccine will be provided free of cost in the country. He said there would be good news this week about vaccine approval and that the expert committee’s recommendation was being reviewed by the Drug Control General.

The Central Government will liaise with the Serum Institute for the vaccine as soon as it gets the approval of the DCGI. He said the first dose would be for vaccines for 2.5 crore people. The minister was speaking after assessing the dry run at the GTB Hospital in Delhi.