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One million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China arrive at Yangon Int’l Airport

The Ministry of Health is delivering the COVID-19 vaccine in targeted regions and states to control the COVID-19 disease. The first batch of one million Sinovac brand vaccines donated by the People’s Republic of China for vaccination arrived at Yangon International Airport on 13 October. Also, the second batch of one million Sinovac doses and 1,001,600 needles arrived at Yangon International Airport on 14 October (yesterday) and was received by a team led by the Head of Yangon Region Public Health Department.

These vaccines will be delivered to respective states and regions with the help of the Tatmadaw (Air) and Myanmar Airways, via a cold chain system, officials said. As of 14 October, a total of 18 million doses of COVID vaccines were purchased by the Ministry of Health including 2 million Covishield vaccines, 14 million Sinopharm vaccines and 2 million Sinovac vaccines have already arrived. Over 8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by India, Russia and the People’s Republic of China have also been received.

To control COVID-19 disease, the COVID-19 vaccine is being given in targeted groups in respective regions and states. As of 13 October, a total of 10,751,760 people have been vaccinated, and 4,266,484 have been fully vaccinated twice and 6,485,274 have been vaccinated for the first time. Therefore, to date, a total of 15,018,246 vaccines of COVID-19 have been given in Myanmar. “People should not miss a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine given to them. Those who have received their first dose of vaccines are also encouraged to actively participate in second dose vaccination activities by visiting the nearest vaccination group in time,” officials said.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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