India Vaccine Supply: Govt claims over 80.13 cr COVID vaccine doses provided to states, UTs

New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday said that more than 80.13 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories. Out of this supply,  more than 4.52 crore balance and unutilized doses are still available with them, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

According to the details shared by the ministry, the Centre has provided precisely 80,13,26,335 vaccine doses to the states and union territories thuds far (free of cost channel) through the direct state procurement category and 48 lakh doses are in the pipeline. "4,52,07,660 balance and un-utilized vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered," it stated.

It also said, "In the new phase of the universalisation of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Central 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 union territories."  The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on June 21, 2021, to ramp up the speed of vaccination in the country. Meanwhile, 82.65 crore COVID vaccine doses have been administered so far in the country under a nationwide vaccination drive.

Coimbatore topped the list by vaccinating more than 28.91 lakh in the first mega vaccination campaign, and 16.43 lakh in the second

The total number of cases in Andhra Pradesh rises to 20,40,708 across the state.

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