Centre to provide 12 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to states, UTs in July

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Wednesday (July 7, 2021) said that the states and union territories of India are set to receive over 12 crore COVID-19 vaccines in the month of July.

“Based on the discussion with the manufacturers, the ministry had communicated to all States/ UTs that they will receive more than 12 crore doses of COVID vaccine in the month of July 2021,” the press release read.

The release from the health ministry also added that the states are being informed about the incoming COVID-19 vaccine doses in advance. 

“Further, all states have also been requested to share likely indicative demand in case more doses of vaccine are required by them in view of increased coverage,” the ministry said.

Additionally, the ministry also dismissed media reports alleging a decrease of 32 percent in vaccination coverage in the first week of July as compared to the week preceding it. The ministry said they have clarified, much in advance, the doses that will be available for the states and UTs for the month of July, including the supply to private hospitals.

“The States/UTs have been advised to plan their COVID-19 Vaccination sessions based on the availability of the COVID vaccines,” the ministry added. 

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