States/UTs still have over 1.84 crore COVID vaccines: Govt

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 1.84 crore COVID vaccine doses are still available with States and UTs and likely to receive over 11 lakh doses in the next three days, the Union Ministry of Health said today.

“The government has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 22crore vaccine doses (22,16,11,940) to States/UTs,” it said in a statement.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 20,17,59,768 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 1.84 crore COVID Vaccine doses (1,84,90,522) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered, the statement said.

Furthermore, 11lakh (11,42,630) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.

Under the Strategy, in every month 50% of the total Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) cleared vaccine doses of any manufacturer would be procured by Govt. of India. It would continue to make these doses available to the State Govts totally free of cost as was being done earlier, the statement read.