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A cumulative total of 457 million doses have been supplied to the States and UTs from January 2021 till date and an additional 60.3 million doses are expected to be supplied by 31st July. This will amount to a total of 517 million doses supplied from January 2021 to 31st July 2021.

The Government of India (GOI) clarified recently that the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is built on scientific and epidemiological evidence, WHO guidelines, and global best practices. Contrary to allegations levelled by certain sections of the media, India’s vaccine strategy and reports are ill-informed and have clearly misrepresented the facts.

The centre reiterated that the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is anchored in systematic end-to-end planning and is implemented through effective and efficient participation of states and union territories (UTs) and the people at large.

The vaccination programme, which is based on scientific and epidemiological evidence, prioritises strengthening the country’s healthcare system by protecting the professionals, healthcare workers and frontline workers, manning it, as well as protecting the most vulnerable population groups, the government said.

India has crossed the landmark of 440 million (44.19 crore) doses administered, which is the largest number achieved in the world and has been done at quite a brisk pace too. Out of these 9.60 crore cases suffice both the doses.

However, it is the endeavour of the government to provide vaccination to eligible citizens in the shortest possible time as per availability of the COVID vaccines.

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