The Union Government today said that more than 51 crore one lakh vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far. The Health Ministry said, over seven lakh 53 thousand doses are in the pipeline. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st of June this year.
The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and Union Territories for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. As part of the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, government has been supporting the States and Union Territories by providing them COVID vaccines free of cost.