India’s National COVID Vaccination Program is built on scientific and epidemiological evidence, WHO guidelines and global best practices. Anchored in systematic end-to-end planning, it is implemented through effective and efficient participation of States/UTs and the people at large.
There have been some media reports alleging non-transparent allocation of COVID-19 vaccines toStates. These allegations are completely without any basis, and not fully informed.
It is clarified that Government of India continues to allocate COVID-19 vaccines to States/UTs in a transparent manner. Information about the vaccine supply by Government of India, consumption by the States/UTs, balance and unutilised vaccine doses available with States/UTs, along with vaccine supply in the pipeline is regularly shared through press releases made by Press Information Bureau, and also through other forums.
The distribution of COVID19 vaccine is done on the below mentioned parameters:
1. Population of a state
2. Caseload or disease burden
3. State’s utilisation efficiency
4. The allocation is negatively affected by the Vaccine Wastage.