Over 24 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category.
However, this feature is being enabled only for government COVID Vaccination Centers (CVCs) at present, it said.
In view of a sudden spike in demand of the drug due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Centre last week banned its export till the situation improves.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in November 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 may have produced thousands of variants but most disappeared.
With almost 90,000 daily cases, and vaccination for all above the age of 45 years beginning on April 1, hesitancy levels are down to 23 per cent.
It said the vaccine, which is already being produced beyond the manpower and infrastructural capacity, is also being exported in view of the global pandemic.
Government data shows https://dashboard.cowin.gov.in that only 10% of about 12.6 million people immunized in India have taken the COVAXIN shot, which was found to be 81% effective in an interim...
According to tweets on his official handle, the president, 75, was accompanied by his daughter when the vaccine dose was administered to him at the army's Research and Referral Hospital here.
The retired judges of the apex court and their family members will also be vaccinated tomorrow.
Governor Mishra thanked the scientists for successfully developing the vaccine within a short time.