Tamil Nadu CM assures free COVID-19 vaccine to people in the state

All people in TN will be immunised and the govt shall bear the cost, he said

EPS claims victory in Cauvery dispute, releases water from Mettur dam [File] Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami | PTI

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, on Thursday, assured free immunisation against coronavirus for all sections of people in the state as soon as a vaccine is made available.

"I would like to announce that as soon as the vaccine is developed (and made available to states), all people in Tamil Nadu will be immunised and the government shall bear the cost," he said in Pudukottai during an official visit.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had, last week, said India is expected to have a COVID-19 vaccine in a few months and the country should be in the process of delivering it to people in the next six months.

Presently COVID-19 vaccines are in various stages of trials.

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