Several Indian states have announced that they will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all from May 1, 2021.
Following is the List of States that have offered free COVID-19 vaccination:
1. Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on April 20, 2021 that the state has decided to vaccinate all eligible beneficiaries free of cost from May 1st. The statement came after a meeting of the council of ministers of the state chaired by the CM. The state government plans to take forward the vaccination programme using its own sources.
The Assam government has decided to give free vaccines to everyone aged between 18 to 45 years. The State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Centre is giving free vaccines to people aged above 45 years.
3. Madhya Pradesh
CM Shivraj Chouhan in cabinet meeting decided to announce on that all adults aged above 18 years will be provided free COVID-19 vaccination in the state from May 1st.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel tweeted saying that the state will bear the cost of vaccines to be administered and further, urged the centre to make sufficient quantities of the vaccine available to the state.
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang announced on April 21, 2021 that the state will provide free COVID-19 vaccine to all citizens between 18 to 45 years.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced cost free of vaccination to all its citizens above the age of 18 years from May 1st.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has stated that vaccines will be administered free of cost to all between the age group of 18-45 years.
8. West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced during a rally to get free vaccination done May 2nd.
9. Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu state government has also announced free vaccines for all above 18 years from May 1, 2021. The state govt will setting up special vaccination camps for construction labourers, migrant workers, market workers, transport staff, govt staff, owners of retail outlets, auto drivers, college and school teaching staff for those aged between 18 yrs and 45 yrs on a priority basis.
10. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has also announced free COVID-19 vaccines to youth of India from May 1st.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced on April 22, 2021 to provide COVID-19 vaccine free of cost to all people above 18 years of age.
12. Himachal pradesh
The Himachal Pradesh government has also announced to provide COVID vaccine free to people aged between 18 and 44 years from May 1st .