The Union Health Ministry announced on Monday that the government has distributed more than 193.53 crores of COVID-19 vaccination doses to states and union territories.
According to official statistics, more than 13.81 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available for administration to states and union territories. The Union Government is dedicated to speeding up and broadening the scope of COVID-19 immunisation across the country. The national COVID 19 immunisation campaign began on January 16, 2021.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccine universalization began on June 21, 2021.
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The immunisation campaign has been stepped up with the availability of more vaccinations, increased visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for better planning, and simplification of the vaccine supply chain.
As part of the statewide immunisation campaign, the Government of India has been supplying free COVID vaccines to states and union territories.
In the next phase of the COVID19 immunisation programme, the Union Government would acquire and deliver (at no cost) to States and UTs 75% of the vaccines manufactured in the country by vaccine makers.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported 8,084 new COVID-19 cases and 10 fatalities in India in the previous 24 hours. Delhi reported 735 new cases, Maharashtra 2,946 cases, Karnataka 463 cases, and Kerala 1,955 cases.
With the increase in new Coronavirus infections reported each day, India’s total of COVID-19 cases increased to 4,32,30,101, with a daily positive rate of more than 3%.
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