More than 45.37 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been offered to States and Union territories thus far.

While as many as 45,37,70,580 vaccine doses have been given to states and UTs by way of all sources, an additional 11,79,010 doses are within the pipeline, stated the Union Health Ministry in a launch on Sunday.

Of this, the whole consumption together with wastages is 42,08,32,021 doses as per information accessible at 8 am at the moment.

Over 3,29,38,559 steadiness and unutilised COVID vaccine doses are nonetheless accessible with the States, UTs and personal hospitals to be administered, the ministry knowledgeable.

The new part of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21. The vaccination drive has been ramped up by way of the supply of extra vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling higher planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine provide chain.

As a part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by offering them COVID vaccines freed from price. In the brand new part of the universalisation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and provide (freed from price) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine producers within the nation to States and UTs.

(Only the headline and film of this report could have been reworked by the Business Standard employees; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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