Indian Health Ministry has calculated the wastage along with dosage also.  111 doses to inoculate every 50 beneficiaries. This means that to administer two doses of a vaccine to 30 crore people, the government would need to buy 66.6 crores, and not just 60 crore doses as originally planned. However, while the wastage percentage differs for different vaccines under UIP (Universal Immunization Program), “allowable wastage” for the Covid-19 vaccine has been fixed at 10%. This is used to determine the wastage multiplication factor (WMF), which is used to determine the estimated number of doses that need to be purchased.

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