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Over 1,200 million vaccine doses provided to states, UTs so far: Centre

Centre has provided 1,200,858,170 vaccine doses to states and union territories so far, through free of cost channel, and through the direct state procurement category

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A medical worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a visitor in Mumbai on September 27, 2021. (PTI Photo)
A medical worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a visitor in Mumbai

Centre has provided 1,20,08,58,170 vaccine doses to states and union territories so far, through free of cost channel, and through the direct state procurement category, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

According to an official release, 16,74,03,871 balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered.

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21, 2021. 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 has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost.

In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, November 11 2021. 11:12 IST
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