Over 152.52 crore vaccine doses provided to States/ UTs through direct state procurement category: Govt
The Government has said that over 152 crore 52 lakh vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far through Centre’s free-of-cost channel and through direct state procurement category. Health Ministry said, more than 19 crore 84 lakh balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered.
As part of the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, the Center has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply free of cost 75 percent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.