‘Covid vaccine allocation to be based on state population, jab wastage’: Centre

PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 07:47 PM IST
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Union health ministry said Covid-19 vaccine doses will be allocated to states and Union territories based on population, disease burden, progress of vaccination drive and vaccine wastage. It also said that all citizens irrespective of income status are entitled to free vaccination. The Centre also placed orders for 44 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin. "In immediate follow-up of the prime minister's announcement of these changes in the Guidelines of National Covid Vaccination programme yesterday, the Centre has placed an order with Serum Institute of India for 25 crore doses of Covishield and with Bharat Biotech for 19 crore doses of Covaxin,” said an official. Watch the full video for more.


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