Over 3.77 Crore COVID Vaccine Doses Still Available With States And UTs, 1.03 Crore More Shots In Pipeline: Centre

Over 3.77 Crore COVID Vaccine Doses Still Available With States And UTs, 1.03 Crore More Shots In Pipeline: CentreCovaxin and Covishield

The Centre on Thursday (26 August) said that over 58.76 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been supplied to states and union territories since the beginning of the inoculation drive in January this year.

It further added that more than 3.77 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, union territories (UTs) to be administered, and further one crore more shots are in the pipeline.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said that the Centre has so far provided more than 58.76 crore (58,76,56,410) vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.

More than 3.77 crore (3,77,09,391) balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the Health Ministry said.

Furthermore, over 1.03 crore (1,03,39,970) COVID-19 vaccine doses are in the pipeline, the ministry said.

According to the ministry, under the new phase of the universalisation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, implementation of which started from 21 June, every month 75 per cent of the total vaccine doses being produced by the manufacturers would be procured by the Centre and will be supplied free of cost to states and UTs.

The ministry further said that the government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

"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 ministry said.

Comments

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.