Over 6.4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered across India on Saturday
The cumulative Covid-19 vaccination figure has crossed 320 million
With 64,25,893 Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered in the last 24 hours, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has now crossed 32 crores (320 million).
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 32,17,60,077 vaccine doses have been administered through 42,79,210 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Sunday.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the central government has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them Covid-19 vaccines free of cost.
In the new phase of the universalisation of the vaccination drive launched on June 21, the central government is procuring and supplying 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs. This supply is free of cost.
Private hospitals have access to procurement of the remaining 25% of the vaccines that are available.
According to the health ministry, more than 31.51 crore (31,51,43,490) vaccine doses have been provided by Government of India to States/UTs so far, through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.
Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 30,35,97,466 doses (as per data available at 8 am on Sunday).
More than 1.15 crore (1,15,46,024) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
Furthermore, more than 20,48,960 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.