Corona Vaccine Free of Cost in India, Not Other Countries: Fact Check


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Corona Vaccine Free of Cost in India, Not Other Countries

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Cost of Corona Vaccine:

America 5000 ₹
England 3000 ₹
India 0₹

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(Hindi)

  1. क़ोरोना वैक्सीन की क़ीमत
    अमेरिका 5000 ₹
    इंग्लैंड 3000 ₹
    भारत 0₹
  2. ब्राजील में वैक्सीन की कीमत $8 है इटली में 6 यूरो है अमेरिका इंग्लैंड का रेट आपने देख लिया
    पूरी दुनिया में एकमात्र भारत ऐसा देश है जहां सब को बिल्कुल फ्री वैक्सीन लगेगी

Fact Check:

Some messages in circulation claim America, England, Brazil and Italy are charging citizens for administering Corona vaccine, but India is giving it free of cost. The messages are doing rounds on social media in different languages including Hindi. The fact of the matter is – the said countries are all planning to give the Corona vaccine for free.

Corona Vaccine Free of Cost in India

The image doing rounds with text in Hindi also carries the Indian news website name abplive.com giving it an ‘authentic’ look. However, we did not find any such information on the said news portal. India is certainly planning to administer the Corona vaccine at no cost on citizens. Earlier, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said government will bear the expense of COVID-19 vaccination. India started the dry run for vaccination across the country in early January 2021. Later Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan mentioned about providing COVID-19 vaccines free of cost to everyone in the country.

Note, in the first phase, priority group category will get the vaccination. It includes health workers, frontline workers, people above the age of 50 and those under 50 but suffering from co-morbid conditions.

In the Other Countries

To a relevant question, America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explained Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost.

Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. However, vaccination providers will be able to charge an administration fee for giving the shot to someone. Vaccine providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.

National Health Service (NHS) of United Kingdom (England) reported COVID-19 vaccination is only available through the NHS to eligible groups and it is a free vaccination. In early December 2020, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro announced People in Brazil will be able to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus for free. Same was the case in Italy also as their Health Minister Roberto Speranza mentioned in parliament about the free Coronavirus vaccination.

So, the governments of India, America, England, Brazil and Italy will bear the cost of COVID-19 vaccination in their countries. Not just India, all the other nations also will not burden the citizens with the vaccine cost during the pandemic.

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