Government Policy Report l June 2021
The Central Government has revised its existing National COVID vaccination guidelines to guarantee the right to free vaccination to every Indian citizen. India is on the list of countries where free vaccination to all their citizens is pledged at the national level similar to USA, Canada, etc. Under the revised guidelines the Government of India will procure 75% of total manufactured vaccines and distribute them among states/ UTs free of cost from 21st June 2021. The distribution of vaccination will be based on the criteria of the total population, the burden of disease, and the progress of the vaccination program in the respective state/UT. These allotted vaccines will be administered by the state governments at government vaccination centres based on the priority. The wastage of vaccines will also be counted and negatively affect the allocation quota of state/ UTs.