Centre provides more than 15 crore vaccines to States free of cost

Centre has provided more than 15 crore vaccines so far to States and Union Territories free of cost. Union Health Ministry said, more than one crore doses of Vaccine are still available with the States and UTs to be administered.

India had launched the world’s largest Vaccination Drive on 16th January this year. The Ministry said, more than 80 lakh doses will be received in addition by the States and UTs in the next three days.

Health Ministry said, recently some media reports quoting some government officials from Maharashtra have pointed out that the vaccines in the State are finished and adversely impacting the vaccination drive in the state.

The Ministry clarified that the total COVID vaccine doses received by Maharashtra as on yesterday are more than one crore 58 lakh. Of this, the total consumption including wastage was more than one crore 49 lakh.

It said, balance of more than nine lakh 23 thousand doses is still available with the state for administration of vaccine doses to the eligible population groups. Furthermore, three lakh doses of COVID vaccine are in the pipeline for delivery in the next three days.


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