Over 174.71 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to States, UTs: Centre | India News

NEW DELHI: The Central government on Saturday said that it has provided more than 174.71 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses to States and Union Territories so far.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 1,74,71,26,630 vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far through free of cost channel and through the direct state procurement category.
“More than 11.80 crore (11,80,57,557) balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered,” it added.
The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination started on January 16, 2021. The new phase of universalization of Covid-19 vaccination commenced on June 21, 2021.
The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply…

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