In a significant achievement, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 63 Crore (63,00,67,629) landmark milestone as per the 7 pm provisional report yesterday. More than 65 lakh (65,39,745) Vaccine Doses have been administered today, as per the 7 pm provisional report. Final reports would be completed for the day by late yesterday night.
The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.
The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
India marches ahead with 63 crore #COVID19 vaccine doses.
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As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.
“Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight,” the release says on the final data for the day.
As of today, more than 48.53 crore people have been administered at-least one dose of the vaccine, while more than 14.46 crore people are fully vaccinated. On Saturday, more than 40.78 lakh people were given their first dose of the vaccine while more than 24.61 lakh people got their second dose.