At a time when every body knows that the new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination began on Monday as an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Central government and management of the pandemic, along with Test,Track, Treat and Covid Appropriate behaviour.

Naturally,the Centre is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. 

Records reveal that the nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination program was launched on 16th Jan 2021 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Subsequently, 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, the Centre has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalisation of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Modi government is supposed to procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.

Of late, records revealed that more than 29.35 crore (29,35,04,820) vaccine doses have already been provided to States/UTs till date, through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is27,20,14,523 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 2.14 crore (2,14,90,297) COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

Furthermore, more than 33,80,590 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.

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