Free Covid Vaccine For All Ages: While many states postponed the vaccination for the 18-44 years group, the UP government made Free Covid Vaccine For All Ages and claimed that they have made arrangements to meet the demand.
The Uttar Pradesh government announced on Friday for free vaccination for everyone from 1st May and claimed it would be the first state to do so. The announcement came a day before people in the 18-44 years age group become eligible to take the shots.
UP Government announced Free Covid Vaccine For All Ages From Today
The government said those between 18 and 44 years will be vaccinated on Friday and Saturday, while those above 45 years will get their jabs four days a week.
In a statement, Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath said, “In the second wave of this pandemic, it is the youth who seem to be more vulnerable as the numbers indicate. It is essential to provide them protection as people under 45 years of age have to stay outdoors in order to take care of their parents or children.”
Meanwhile, the government claimed to have administered 1,20,88,714 vaccine shots, of whom 21 lakh have been administered both doses.