Over 1.70 crore unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses still with states, private hospitals, says Centre

By PTI
NEW DELHI: More than 1.70 crore unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Over 38.18 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 23,80,080 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 36,48,77,756 doses, the ministry said.

The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21.