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Free of cost Covid-19 vaccines to beneficiaries between 18 and 45 years from May 1: Gujarat govt

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Gujarat government jas made a major announcement that it will provide free of cost Covid-19 vaccines to beneficiaries between 18 and 45 years of age from May 1, 2021. The decision was taken during a core-committee meeting, chaired by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, as the state clocked it highest single-day spike of 14,296 fresh cases, taking the infection tally to 4,95,287.

state government, meanwhile, said it will procure one crore doses of Covishield vaccine from Pune’s Serum Institute of India and 50 lakh doses of Covaxin from the Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad for the drive to cover beneficiaries between the age group of 18-45 that will begin from May 1.

CM Vijay Rupani has also directed the core committee to make arrangements for vaccinating all eligible persons in the age group by extending the campaign to the district and taluka level. The beneficiaries, officials said, will be able to register for vaccination on the CoWin portal from April 28.

The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Chief Secretary Anil Mukim, Additional Chief Secretary to CM Manoj Kumar Das, Principal Secretary Health Jayanti Ravi, Secretary to CM Ashwini Kumar.

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