Out of 13.4 million doses of the Covishield vaccine purchased from India, 6.7 million doses in first batch arrived at the Yangon International Airport yesterday and were received by the team led by the Head of the Yangon Region Department of Medical Services and Public Health.
The Ministry of Health has been conducting the vaccination against the COVID-19 disease to target groups across the country and as of 27 December 2021, 13.45 million people aged over 18 have been fully vaccinated with two doses and 5.54 million people aged over 18 have been injected once. As it makes 19 million people over the age of 18 inoculated at least once, over 50 per cent of the target population have accessed the vaccination.
In addition, as above 12-year-old students have been jabbed, a total of 1.28 million students were fully immunized and 189,104 students have received vaccines once. The Ministry of Health has purchased 37.7 million COVID-19 vaccines and received 11.96 million doses as a donation, totaling 49.66 million doses. The vaccination will continue in the coming year 2022 to increase the vaccination coverage and the people are urged to receive full doses of the vaccine and those who have received the first dose to visit the nearest immunization centre in order to get jabbed for the second time and actively participate in the inoculation programme by the Ministry of Health.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar