Earlier this week, the Central government announced that all people above the age of 18 years will be eligible to take COVID vaccine, starting 1st May.

Until now, the Centre was vaccinating frontline workers and those above 45 years for free.

Several states have come forward to encourage people and announced free vaccine for everyone above 18 years.

1. UP

CM Yogi Adiyanath announced:

We have decided to vaccinate all above 18 years free of cost. The state government will take forward the vaccination programme with its own resources.
Source: HT

2. Chhattisgarh

CM Bhupesh Baghel announced:

The state government will pay for corona vaccination for people over 18 years of age. We will take all possible steps to protect the lives of our citizens.
Source: HT

3. Bihar

4. Kerala

5. MP

6. Assam

7. Goa

State Additional Secretary (Health) Vikas Gaunekar, announced:

I am pleased to convey Government approval to provide Covid vaccine doses to all populations in the age group 18-45 through the state government free of cost.

8. Sikkim

Sikkim CM said that the state government will bear the cost of the vaccines of the people in the age group of 18-45 if the centre does not bear the cost.

Source: ET

9. Jharkhand

These states have announced free vaccines until now. More announcements are expected.