The Central Government has provided over 37 crore 43 lakh Covid vaccine doses to States and Union Territories so far. The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that the more than one crore 67 lakh unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories to be administered to the beneficiaries. The Central Government has assured that more than 48 lakh 65 thousand vaccine doses will be received by the States and Union Territories in coming 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. 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.