135 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine projected between August and December 2021: Govt


Posted on 23 July 2021


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Since vaccination is an ongoing and dynamic process, a definite date for the completion of the COVID-19 immunisation push cannot be given, but those above the age of 18 are projected to be vaccinated by December 2021, the Health Ministry informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Friday. Rahul Gandhi, the former Congress president, was one of two MPs who inquired if all adults would be properly vaccinated by December 2021, as well as other related topics. Mala Roy of the Trinamool Congress was the other MP who had the same concerns. Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health, stated that a total of 135 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine are projected to be available between August and December 2021, and that there has been no delay in entering into purchase agreements with domestic vaccine makers. Ms. Pawar further informed the House that INR 9,725.15 crore in costs have been incurred in the COVID-19 immunisation campaign so far, which includes vaccine procurement as well as vaccination operations costs.


Key Points

  • Since vaccination is an ongoing and dynamic process, a definite date for the completion of the COVID-19 immunisation push cannot be given, but those above the age of 18 are projected to be vaccinated by December 2021, the Health Ministry informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Friday.

  • Ms. Pawar further informed the House that INR 9,725.15 crore in costs have been incurred in the COVID-19 immunisation campaign so far, which includes vaccine procurement as well as vaccination operations costs.



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