17.15 crore vaccine doses to states free of cost, more on its way: GOI

With more than 89 lakh doses still available with the States/UTs to be administered, over 28 Lakh doses, in addition, will be received in the next 3 days

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New Delhi: The Government of India has so far provided more than 17.15 crore vaccine doses (17,15,42,410) to States/UTs free of cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,26,10,905 doses (as per data available at 8 am today).
More than 89 lakh COVID Vaccine doses (89,31,505) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered. States with a negative balance are showing more consumption (including wastage) than vaccine supplied as they have not reconciled the vaccine they have supplied to Armed Forces.
Furthermore, more than 28 lakh (28,90,360) vaccine doses will be received in addition by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.
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Vaccination forms an integral component of the five-point strategy of the Government of India of containment and management of the pandemic (including Test, Track, Treat, and COVID Appropriate Behaviour).
With the implementation of the Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has started from 1st May 2021, registration for the newly eligible population groups commenced on 28th April. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on the CoWIN portal (cowin.gov.in) or through the AarogyaSetu app.