More than 17.15 crore vaccines have been given to states and UTs since the inception of the vaccination campaign: Central Government
The Central Government on Thursday informed that since the inception of Corona Vaccination, more than 17.15 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given free of cost to the States and Union Territories. The Union Health Ministry said in a statement that more than 89 lakh doses are still available with the states and union territories. Whereas more than 28 lakh doses of vaccine will be delivered in the coming three days.
The ministry has also shared a data with the vaccine given to the states, in which the information about the vaccine given so far to the states and union territories is available.
According to the data, 39,22,310 vaccines have been sent so far in Delhi, one of the most corona affected states, to a population of 2,04,14,000. While 35,85,188 vaccines have been used in the state. Apart from this, 2,90,930 doses have been given so far in the Union Territory of Chandigarh with a population of 12,02,000. 2,37,848 doses have been used in these doses and currently 53,082 vaccines are available with this state.
At the same time, 83,50,970 vaccines have been made available in the state of Bihar with a population of 12,23,41,000. Out of these doses, 78,17,111 doses have been used and the state currently has around 50-000 doses.
Vaccination campaign started on 16 January
It is known that the first vaccination campaign was started in the country on 16 January. The campaign started with two vaccines - Kovishield (produced by the Serum Institute of India, Oxford-AstraZeneca) and Kovaxin (produced by Bharat Biotech Limited). After which the second phase of vaccination started from 1 March. In the second phase, people above 60 years of age were allowed to vaccinate. The third phase of vaccination was started from April 1, in which everyone was allowed to get vaccinated till the age of 45 years. Whereas the last stage was started on 1 May, in which people aged 18 to 45 years were allowed to vaccinate.