Gearing Up For Free Vaccination Drive, Gujarat And UP Order 1.5 Crore And 1 Crore Doses Respectively

Gearing Up For Free Vaccination Drive, Gujarat And UP  Order 1.5 Crore And 1 Crore Doses RespectivelyIndia kick starts the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive aiming to inoculate 300 million Indians by August 2021 (Representative Image)

Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government has placed an order for 50 lakh doses of Covishield and Covaxin each as it gears up to launch its free vaccination drive for all those aged between 18-44 from 1 May onwards, reports Economic Times.

The State is looking to give a big fillip to inoculation of its citizens, having already administered 1,17,77,209 vaccine doses. As of now, 97,79,846 people have received their first dose in UP, while 19,97,363 people have also received their second doses in the State.

Meanwhile, CM Vijay Rupani led Gujarat Government has also announced free vaccination for all those aged between 18-44 years. To facilitate the same, the State Government has already placed an order for 1.5 crore doses. The State has placed an order for one crore doses of Covishield and 50 lakh doses of Covaxin as of now.

The decision in this regard was taken during a meeting chaired by CM Rupani. All those seeking free vaccination under the State Government's drive will have to register themselves online through the Government of India's CoWin platform starting from 28 April onwards.