Friday, October 22, 2021

Over 80.13 crore vaccine doses provided to States and UTs so far: Govt

Health Ministry today said that more than 80.13 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far through Govt of India free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category. It said, further, 48 Lakh doses are in the pipeline. The Ministry said, more than 4.52 Crore balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered.

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union 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.

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