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More than 21.80 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 1.80 crore vaccine doses still available with States/UTs to be administered

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID vaccine free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour.

Implementation of the Liberalized and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has started from 1st May 2021.

Under the Strategy, every month 50% of the total Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) cleared doses of any manufacturer would be procured by Govt. of India. It would continue to make these doses available to the State Govts totally free of cost as was being done earlier.

More than 21.80 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

The government of India has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 21.80 crore doses (21,80,51,890) to States/UTs.

Of this, the total consumption, calculated based on average up to 23rd May 2021, including wastages is 20,00,08,875 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 1.80 crore COVID Vaccine doses (1,80,43,015) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

Furthermore, more than 48 lakh (48,00,650) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.

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