COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Centre to distribute 60 Lakh doses to States/UTs in next 3 days

An extra 60 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses will be distributed among the states/association domains in the following three days, the Central Government revealed on Monday in a media release. Here is a complete COVID-19 Vaccination Update.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : May 03, 2021 13:51 IST
COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Centre to distribute 60 Lakh doses to States/UTs in next 3 days
COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: An extra 60 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses will be distributed among the states/association domains in the following three days, the Central Government educated on Monday. In a media release, the health service said the public authority of India has so far given almost 16.54 crore vaccine doses (16,54,93,410) to states/association domains liberated from cost.

Of this, the all-out utilization including wastages is 15,79,21,537 doses (according to information accessible at 8 am on Monday). 

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Giving the latest COVID-19 Vaccination Update, the Official Government Declaration Stated, "More than 75 lakh COVID vaccine doses (75,71,873) are still available with the states/union territories to be administered. Furthermore, more than 59 lakh (59,70,670) vaccine doses will be received in addition by the states/union territories within the next three days," the release stated.

 

As per the previous COVID-19 vaccination update, The Centre on April 19 had declared a ''liberalized'' approach, making all over 18 years old qualified to get inoculated from May 1.

It has additionally permitted state governments and private emergency clinics to buy vaccines from producers directly.

As per the reexamined rules, the middle will get 50% of the vaccines provided; states and private emergency clinics/hospitals will get the leftover doses. 

The country had begun the COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 with two vaccines - Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca's vaccine made by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (produced by Bharat Biotech Limited). 

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The second period of the COVID-19 immunization drive to vaccinate people over 60 years and those more than 45 with comorbidities against the Covid started on March 1. The third stage started on April 1 for all over 45 years old.  

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