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Over 10.77 cr COVID vaccine doses available with States, UTs

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday that the States and UTs still have over 10.77 crore remaining and unused COVID-19 vaccine doses available for administration.

The government of India has so far given States and UTs about 193.53 crore (1,93,53,58,865 vaccine doses) through its free-of-charge channel and through the direct state procurement category. The States and UTs still have more than 10.77 crore (10,77,58,570) COVID vaccination doses available for administration.

Union Government is dedicated to stepping up and broadening the COVID-19 immunization programme nationwide.

Earlier on January 16, 2021, the countrywide COVID 19 immunization campaign began.

On June 21, 2021, the second phase of the COVID-19 immunization programme went into effect. The availability of more vaccinations, improved visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and simplifying the vaccine supply chain have all increased the vaccination effort.

Meanwhile, the Central government has been assisting the States and UTs by giving them free COVID vaccinations as part of the countrywide immunization push.

The Union Government will purchase and provide (free of charge) to States and UTs 75% of the vaccinations being manufactured by the country’s vaccine producers as part of the next phase of the COVID-19 immunization push.

India reported 18,930 new illnesses in the previous 24 hours, up 2,771 from the day before, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Thursday.

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