New DelhiA complete of 15.66 crore unused Kovid vaccine remains to be available in states and union territories, the central authorities stated on Saturday.
About 15,66,02,526 crore doses of vaccine are nonetheless available in states and union territories, in line with an official assertion from the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
The authorities has to this point introduced that 1,85,21,44,495 crore doses of the vaccine have been provided to the states and UTs by way of free-pricing routes and direct buy by the states.
A nationwide vaccine marketing campaign was launched on January 16 final yr. While well being staff obtain the vaccine in the first part, the vaccine for frontline staff started on February 2 final yr. On March 1 final yr, vaccination for co-morbidities over the age of 60 was initiated.
The vaccine was launched for all folks over the age of 45 from April 1 final yr. Last yr, the heart determined to broaden its marketing campaign by vaccinating in opposition to the corona epidemic for everybody over the age of 18 to 18 years. Kovid vaccination started for teenagers aged 15-18 from January 3 this yr.