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States, UTs have stock of more than 15.7 million Covid-19 vaccines: Centre

More than 15.7 crore vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs to be administered, the Union health ministry has said

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 



A beneficiary takes the COVID vaccine at Shree Krishana Lok Sansthan in Ranchi on Monday.

More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs to be administered, the Union said on Tuesday.

The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost and through direct state procurement categories, more than 23 crore vaccine doses to states and UTs.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 21,51,48,659 doses, the ministry said.

"More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses (1,57,74,331) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered," it said.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them vaccines free of cost. In addition, it has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the 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: Tue, June 01 2021. 11:21 IST

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