Centre provides over 17.02 crore free COVID jabs to states, UTs

at 1:05 pm
Data statistics by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

New Delhi (NVI): The Centre has so far provided more than 17.02 crore COVID vaccine doses to the states and Union Territories free of cost, the Union Health Ministry said today.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,07,94,796 doses (as per data available at 8 am today).

“More than 94.47 lakh COVID vaccine doses (94,47,614) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered,” the ministry said in a statement.

Furthermore, more than 36 lakh (36,37,030) vaccine doses will be received in addition by the states and UTs within the next three days, it added.

The implementation of the liberalised and accelerated phase 3 strategy of Covid-19 vaccination has begun from May 1, 2021.

Registration for the new eligible population groups has commenced since April 28. The potential beneficiaries can either register directly on the CoWIN portal (cowin.gov.in) or through the Aarogya Setu app.