The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare notified the States and UTs on Thursday that around 10.77 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available for administration.
So date, more than 193.53 crore (1,93,53,58,865) vaccine doses have been distributed to states and UTs through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and the direct state purchase category. Over 10.77 crore (10,77,58,570) COVID vaccination doses are still available for administration with the states and UTs.
The Union Government is dedicated to speeding up and broadening the scope of COVID-19 immunisation across the country.
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The national COVID 19 immunisation campaign began on January 16, 2021.
Phases of Covid Vaccination
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccine universalization began on June 21, 2021. 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 countrywide immunisation campaign, the central government has been supplying free COVID vaccinations to states and UTs.
In the next phase of the COVID-19 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.
Meanwhile, India recorded 18,930 new infections in the last 24 hours, a 2,771 rise over the previous day, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.
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