India's COVID vaccination coverage exceeds 198 crore

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani • 11 Months ago
More than 198 crore Covid vaccines have been administered in India
More than 198 crore Covid vaccines have been administered in India


New Delhi

India has so far administered more than 198.20 crore vaccines for Covid-19 under the nationwide vaccination drive.

"The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. 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," stated a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare release.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them with COVID Vaccines free of cost.

“In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID-19 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," added the Ministry release.

Meanwhile, India's active caseload currently stands at 1,15,212 with 16,159 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. 

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The recovery rate is currently at 98.53 per cent.