Govt. of India has so far provided more 16.54 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free of Cost

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National, 2 May 2021: The government of India is leading the fight against the COVID19 pandemic in collaboration with the States and UT through a “Whole of Government” approach. 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).


Implementation of the Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has started from 1stMay 2021. Registration for the new eligible population groups has commenced since 28th April. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on CoWIN portal ( or through the AarogyaSetu app.


The government of India has so far provided nearly 16.54 crore vaccine doses (16,54,93,410) to States/UTs Free of Cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is15,76,32,631 doses (as per data available at 8 am today).


More than 78 lakh COVID Vaccine doses (78,60,779) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.


Furthermore, more than 56 lakh (56,20,670) vaccine doses will be received in addition by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.