The Union Government has provided over 17 crore 49 lakh vaccine doses free of cost to States and Union Territories so far. Of this, the total consumption of doses including wastages is over 16 crore 65 lakh. The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that more than 84 lakh vaccines doses are still available with the States and Union Territories.
The Ministry has assured that more than 53 lakh 25 thousand vaccine doses will be provided to States and Union Territories within the next three days. The Health Ministry has said, vaccination is a crucial pillar in the fight against the corona virus and the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination has already started in the country.
The Ministry has informed that over nine lakh 88 thousand vaccine doses are available in Uttar Pradesh, to be administered to the beneficiaries followed by Tamil Nadu with over seven lakh 28 thousand doses.