The Government today said that more than 51 crore 16 lakh vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far. Union Health Ministry said that two crore 30 lakh unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States, UTs and private hospitals to be administered. The Ministry said, over 20 lakh 49 thousand doses are in the pipeline.
The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June this year. And it 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.