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Over 9 mln people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Myanmar as of 8 Oct

Myanmar has vaccinated over 9.574 million people against COVID-19 as of 8 October 2021, the Ministry of Health stated. Up to 8 October, there are 4.083 million people who completed full doses of vaccine and about 5.49 million people received single doses of Covid jab, according to the ministry. Fifty per cent of the total population is expected to get vaccinated at the end of this year.

The country has already received 18 million doses of vaccine until 9 October, including two million doses of Covishield vaccine, 14 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine and two million doses of Sinovac vaccine. Myanmar has also accepted over six million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China, India and Russia, according to the ministry. Besides, Myanmar has already purchased 24 million Sinopharm vaccines from China under the contract system.

As soon as vaccines arrive, Myanmar will administer them to 12 million people aged between 40 and 64. The Ministry added that it plans to vaccinate 20 per cent of the adult population by end of September, 50 per cent of the adult population by the end of 2021, and 70 per cent of the adult population by mid-2021. The adult population includes any persons who are 18 or older. So far, about 9.574 million adults have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccines, while 36.9 million adults are vaccinated with one dose.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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