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TN places order to procure 1.5 cr covid vaccines to cover 18-45 age group from May 1

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday said it has placed orders to procure 1.5 crore covid vaccines to administer them to people in the 18-45 age group from May one free of cost.

As per the directives of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami orders have been placed through the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation (TNMSC) for procuring 1.5 crore vaccines in the first phase, according to an official release.

Stating that Tamil Nadu was the first state in India to announce that covid vaccination would be administered free of cost to the people, the release said the state government has intensified the vaccination drive as the virus was spreading fast.

So far 55.51 lakh people were administered covid vaccine in the State till April 27.

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