Over 95.96 crore Covid vaccine doses given to states, UTs so far, health ministry says

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A health worker prepares a dose of the Bharat Biotech Covaxin vaccine at a Covid-19 vaccination center in New Delhi | Photographer: Sumit Dayal | Bloomberg
A health worker prepares a dose of the Bharat Biotech Covaxin vaccine at a Covid-19 vaccination center in New Delhi | Photographer: Sumit Dayal | Bloomberg


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New Delhi: More than 95.96 crore Covid vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

A total of 8,28,73,425 balance and unutilized vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs for inoculation, it said.

The Union government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, the ministry said in a statement.

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced 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, the 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 vaccination drive, the central government procures and supplies free of cost 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to the states and UTs for inoculation.


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