Over 29 crore 68 lakh vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far, through Central Government free of cost channel and direct state procurement category. More than one crore 92 lakh COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs. Union Health Ministry said, over 39 lakh vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be sent to the States and UTs within the next three days.
As part of the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, Centre has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalisation of the vaccination drive, the Central Government will procure and supply free of cost 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.