Vaccine manufacturers would make an advance declaration of the price for 50 per cent supply that would be available to state governments in the open market before May 1.
The US took 101 days to administer 13 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine, while China took 109 days to cross the same number, it said.
Cumulatively, 12,26,22,590 vaccine doses have been administered through 18,15,325 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am.
The vaccination festival from April 11-14 saw intense vaccination activity with 29,33,418 doses being given on April 11, and another 40,04,521 jabs administered the next day, government said.
He further slammed the government for celebrating vaccination drive as a 'festival' (utsav) and asked what it is -- a celebration or a war.
Vaccination to resume at 62 private hospitals in Mumbai on Monday as Maharashtra recieves fresh doses
In Mumbai, 49 civic and government-run institutions are designated as vaccination centres while 71 private hospitals have the facility to administer the anti-COVID 19 vaccines.
The vaccines stock in four districts of Dehradun, Chamoli, Nainital, and Tehri had exhausted on Saturday due to which the booths suspended the vaccination drive.
In a statement, he urged people to keep four things in mind, including 'each one, vaccinate one', 'each one, treat one' and 'each one, save one'.
Several states such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are gearing up with appeals being made to eligible people to get themselves vaccinated during the duration of the 'Tika Utsav'.
"Due to unavailability of stock, the BKC COVID vaccination centre will be non-functional temporarily untill further orders," read a poster stock outside the centre.
Uddhav government contests Centre's claim over Maharashtra's vaccine wastage; inoculation drive stopped in Pune and Mumbai
State Health Minister Rajesh Tope contested the figure put out by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on vaccine wastage, saying it was not correct.
Raising the issue of acute vaccine shortage during the PM’s meeting with all chief ministers, Naveen said supply issues are set to cripple the inoculation drive in the State.
COVID-19: As double mutant looms large over Kerala, experts call for protection of vulnerable communities
Many experts opine that vaccinating a large section of the vulnerable population may be the only way to bring down the severity of an aggressive second wave of the pandemic.
Cumulatively, 9,01,98,673 vaccine doses have been given so far through 13,77,304 sessions, according to a provisional Health Ministry report till 7 am
Modi government on Wednesday wrote to Principal Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare of Punjab, Delhi and Maharashtra, asking them to improve the COVID-19 vaccination drive.