The vaccination campaign is being carried out rapidly amid the fear of the third wave of corona in the country. The Union Health Ministry said on Friday that so far more than 34 crore doses of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine have been given to people in the country. In states and union territories, 9,41,03,985 people in the age group of 18-44 have received the first dose while 22,73,477 people have received the second dose.
According to a statement issued by the Union Health Ministry, 34,00,76,232 doses of the anti-covid-19 vaccine have been given till 7 am on Friday. Not only this, more than 42 lakh (42,64,123) doses have been given in the last 24 hours. On the 167th day of the vaccination campaign i.e. on July 1, 32,80,998 people took the first dose of the vaccine while 9,83,125 people took the second dose.
The Health Ministry said that in the next three days, 44.9 lakh doses of anti-Kovid-19 vaccines will be given to the states and union territories. So far, the central government has provided more than 33.63 crore doses of anti-covid vaccine free of cost or through the direct state procurement category. The Ministry says that the government is committed to accelerate the pace of the vaccination campaign and widen its scope for the prevention of Kovid-19 across the country.
The new phase of the vaccination campaign started on June 21. Efforts have been made by the government to accelerate the vaccination campaign by increasing the availability of vaccines in the states and union territories, better planning, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. The government has sent central teams to Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Manipur due to the high number of cases of Kovid-19.