More than 58.76 crore vaccine doses provided to States and UTs
More than 3.77 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses available with States and UTs with 1.03 Crore doses in the pipeline
More than 58.76 crore (58,76,56,410) vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far by the Government of India (free of cost channel) through direct state procurement category. Further, more than 1.03 Cr doses (1,03,39,970) are in the pipeline, states a press release by PIB.
More than 3.77 Cr (3,77,09,391) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories 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.The release mentions that the Union Government is committed to accelerate the pace and expand the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. 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 COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.
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