States, UTs to get over 53 lakh COVID vaccines in next 3 days

at 2:48 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): The central government is expected to deliver an additional 53 lakh doses of COVID vaccine to the states and UTs within the next three days.

“More than 53 lakh (53,25,000) vaccine doses will be received in addition by the states and UTs within the next 3 days,” the Ministry of Health and Welfare said in a statement.

The government has so far provided more than 17.49 crore vaccine doses (17,49,57,770) to states and UTs on including wastages is 16,65,49,583 doses (as per data available at 8 am today), the statement said.

More than 84 lakh COVID vaccine doses (84,08,187) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered.

States with negative balance are showing more consumption (including wastage) than vaccine supplied as they have not reconciled the vaccine they have supplied to Armed Forces, the statement read.

The implementation of the liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of Covid-19 vaccination has started from May 1.

The registration for the new eligible population groups has commenced since April 28. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on the CoWIN portal ( or through the AarogyaSetu app.