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India administers over 129 crore vaccine doses : Health Ministry

 New Delhi,FASTMAIL -The Union Government of India is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country,the health ministry officials said.

The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021,according to officials.

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021.

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance 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, Government of India 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% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccinemanufacturers in the country to States and UTs.

More than 129 crore (1,29,55,21,610) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.

More than 22.66 Cr (22,66,32,191) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

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