States and Union Territories will receive more than 5.6 million Covid vaccine doses within the next three. The central government announced the news on Thursday. More than 56,70,350 doses are in the pipeline currently. The states and UTs will receive them in the next three days.
Government to Send 5.6 Million Covid Vaccines Does to the States and UTs
The Health Ministry on Thursday announced that the states and UTs will receive 5.6 million Covid vaccine doses in the next three days. Moreover, the central government is trying its best to deliver vaccines to the states as soon as possible. More than 56 lakh doses are stuck in the pipeline and they will reach the states in the next three days.
Amid the global pandemic, India is facing a vaccine shortage. The vaccination drive in India is quite slow. India is the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world. But still, it is lacking potential in producing enough Covid vaccine doses for its own citizens.
How many Covid Vaccine Doses are Administered in India So Far?
According to the government, there are still 2,18,28,483 Covid vaccine doses that the states and UTs have to administer. So far, the government has provided 27.28 crore doses to the states and union territories. That too, through the free of cost channel. Besides that, the states have consumed 25,10,03,417 doses so far (including wastage). More than 2.18 doses are still left with the states and UTs for administration. So far, 26,55,19,251 Covid vaccine doses are administered in India under the nationwide vaccination drive.
The Vaccination Drive in India
India opened its vaccination drive for all above 18 on May 1, 2021. The citizens first had to register themselves through the Co-Win portal. After registration, they were eligible to book a slot for themselves. But now, the government has approved the walk-in system. This means that it isn’t necessary to book a slot before vaccination. One can just walk to the vaccination center and get themselves vaccinated. The government also faced a shortage of vaccines in the past few months. However, the situation is improving now.