'Over 1.45 crore vaccines available with states, UTs'

Over 1.45 crore Covid-19 vaccines available with states, UTs: Centre

The total consumption, including wastage, has been 29,71,80,733 doses, the ministry said

A health worker inoculates a man with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19 coronavirus during a vaccination drive in the Sundarbans area in the south 24Parganas district, some 100 Km south of Kolkata on June 25, 2021. Credit: AFP Photo

More than 1.45 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories and over 19,10,650 jabs are in the pipeline and will be received by them within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The states and union territories have so far got over 31.17 crore vaccine doses through the free-of-cost channel of the central government and direct procurement.

Of these, the total consumption, including wastage, has been 29,71,80,733 doses, the ministry said.

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"More than 1.45 crore (1,45,21,067) balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs to be administered," the ministry said.

"Furthermore, more than 19,10,650 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the states/UTs within the next 3 days," the ministry said.

The new phase of universalisation of the Covid-19 vaccination commenced on June 21.

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