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

The Ministry of Health is targeting to control the COVID-19 disease and giving the COVID-19 vaccines to people in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory, States and Regions according to priority groups. On 12 November, the People’s Republic of China donated another three million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Myanmar, and on the same day, the first batch of one million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine was received.

The second batch of one million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine and syringes arrived at Yangon International Airport at 4 pm yesterday and were received by a team led by head of the Yangon Region Medical Services and Public Health Department. The new vaccines will be given to students over 12 years of age and other designated groups, an official said. These vaccines will be delivered by cold chain system to different regions and states with the help of the Tatmadaw (Air) and Myanma Airways, officials continued. As of 19 November, a total of 15.2 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in regions and states to curb the disease.

About 10.3 million people have been received two-time full doses of the vaccine and 4.9 million have received the first doses. As of 19 November, a total of 25.5 million people have been inoculated against COVID-19 in Myanmar. The public should not miss a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have received the first dose of the vaccine should also be actively involved in the vaccination programme systematically to receive the remaining dose, officials said. The Ministry of Health has urged people to be jabbed if they have not yet received the full dose of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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