Nearly 40 lakh vaccinations are up for taking in the month of June across India. How this figure pans across states is something that will be decided based on Centre allocation and direct procurement by States. While nearly 8 Cr doses had been made available in May, the number is expected to touch approximately 12 Cr in June.
Of the nearly 12 Cr doses to be made available in June, 6Cr 9.60Lakh doses will be provided by the Centre to the states for vaccination of priority groups, viz. health care workers, front line workers and those above 45+ age groups. 5Cr 86.10Lakh doses will be available for procurement by States in June, as per sources.
In a review meeting on vaccination held today, the Union Health Secretary asked States to ramp up near-home vaccination centres, and create awareness to maximize vaccinations across their domain.
As per statistics, the number of vaccinations in May were 40% lower as compared to April. June is expected to see nearly as high number of vaccinations as were held in April.
The Supreme Court, meanwhile had raised a question to the Centre earlier today, regarding the vaccine procurement policy and addressing the digital divide specially in the rural belt. Making the online registration mandatory for the 18-44 age group has resulted in major vaccination exclusion for the rural masses. UdaipurTimes, in its post earlier had raised a similar concern regarding the digitally enabled vaccination program at the rural level.