OF 24 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines purchased from the People’s Republic of China, the last 4 million doses arrived at the Yangon International Airport yesterday and were received by the team led by the head of Yangon Region Medical Services/ Public Health Departments. These vaccines will be distributed to regions and states based on the requirement, via road transport or with the help of the Tatmadaw (Air) and Myanmar airways by maintaining the cold chain.
With the newly arrived COVID-19 vaccines and the existing ones, about 50 per cent of the target groups will be fully vaccinated twice by December 2021, and it is also reported that arrangements are being made to get more vaccines available to the remaining population. As of 6 November 2021, 8.24 million people have been fully vaccinated while 5.65 million people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in respective regions and states in Myanmar, making the total dose 22.15 million.
As a measure to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health is administering the COVID-19 vaccines to the target groups. The people are urged to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, and those who have already received the first dose are encouraged to go to the nearest immunization centres and received the second dose on the scheduled immunization date or near the due date, as well as to actively participate in the vaccination activities.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar