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16.7% coverage of COVID-19 vaccination in Myanmar

The COVID-19 vaccine is being given to 36.9 million people over the age of 18 in Myanmar, and 16.7 percent of the vaccinations have been completed so far, according to the Ministry of Health. 20% vaccine coverage by the end of September; Vaccination coverage is expected to reach 50 percent by the end of 2021 and 70 percent by mid-2022, with the current vaccination rate at 16.7 percent, according to the Ministry of Health.

As of September 21, 3.583 million people had received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 2.575 million people who have been vaccinated once; A total of 6.1159 million people have been vaccinated and 9.742 million vaccines have been vaccinated, according to the Ministry of Health. Currently, 2 million Covishield vaccines purchased from India are available in Myanmar. 1.7 million donated vaccines; Two million Sinopharm (Beijing) vaccines purchased from China; Two million Sinovac vaccines; 0.5 million donated vaccines.

Of the 24 million vaccines purchased with the second donation, four million have been purchased and a total of 14.2 million vaccines have been delivered, according to the Ministry of Health. The COVID-19 vaccine will be given to priority groups as well as to ethnic armed groups and refugee camps, according to the Ministry of Health. The COVID-19 vaccine has been available in Myanmar since January 2021. The current vaccines in China are the COVID-19 vaccine, Sinopharm and Sinovac, which are WHO-approved emergency vaccines and can be given indefinitely for those over 18 years of age, according to the WHO guidelines.  

Source: Daily Eleven

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