2.2 million students received 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccines

A total of 2,225,955 students aged from 5 to 12 years old in basic education schools were vaccinated for the first time from 2 to 10 June upon opening of the schools, according to the Ministry of Health.

As a result, 61.47% of the target group has been vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine, given to students between the ages of 5 and 12, is a Sinopham vaccine, the same dose given to adults.

According to the statement, the Ministry of Health will continue to vaccinate school-age children between the ages of 5 and 15 once they have been vaccinated. In Myanmar, approximated population for students aged 5 to 12 is about 3.62 million, and out-of-school children aged 5 to 15 is about one million.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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