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Over one crore 15 lakh Covid vaccine doses are still available with States, UTs: Union Health Ministry

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that more than one crore 15 lakh Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories to be administered to the beneficiaries.

The Ministry has said, the Central Government has provided over 31 crore 51 lakh Covid vaccine doses to States and Union Territories so far. The Ministry has assured that over 20 lakh 48 thousand vaccine doses will be provided to States and Union Territories within the next three days.

The Union Government is continuously engaged in accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination across the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June of this month. As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Central Government has been supporting the States and Union Territories by providing COVID Vaccines free of cost. Under the new vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and Union Territories.

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