Union Health Ministry has been providing advance information on availability of COVID vaccine doses to be supplied to the States and UTs.
It has written to the States and UTs on allocation of COVID vaccine doses during May and during first fortnight of June from the Government channel which is available free of cost.
It also provided information about availability of vaccine doses that can be procured directly by States and Private Hospitals during May and June.
This advance visibility will enable better and more effective planning by the States.
A total of 5 crore 86 lakh and 29 thousand doses is being provided free of cost by Centre to States from 1st of May to 15th of June.
In addition, a total of 4 crore, 87 lakh and 55 thousand doses will also be available till end of June for direct procurement by States and UTs.
The States and UTs have been advised to prepare a district-wise, COVID Vaccination Centre (CVC)-wise plan for administration of vaccines.
Both States Governments and Private CVCs must publish their vaccination calendar on CoWIN digital platform in advance.
They should desist from publishing single day vaccination calendar. It must be ensured that there is no overcrowding at the CVCs and process of booking appointments on CoWIN is hassle-free.