COVID vaccine to be free for healthcare workers and frontline warriors

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has provided some clarification regarding the vaccination against the novel coronavirus in India saying that the COVID-19 vaccine will be free for the nation's one crore healthcare workers and two crore frontline workers. Dr. Vardhan visited GTB Hospital to review the dry run drill for administering the COVID-19 vaccine that was started today across states in the country with the objective to "assess operational feasibility in the use of COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) application in a field environment, to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges and guide the way forward prior to actual implementation".