A Qatar Airways Flight was landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday morning, carrying a total of 1 million doses of Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the Nippon Foundation of Japan through the Myanmar Red Cross Society. The Nippon Foundation donated 2 million doses of the vaccine worth of USD 17 million to Myanmar, and the first one million doses arrived on 9 January.
Officials from the Yangon Region Public Health Department received the vaccines and have stored them at the Central Cold Room under the specific temperature. The Ministry of Health has been conducting COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country as per priority groups. As of 22 January, 18.25 million people have been vaccinated twice and 3.49 million people have been vaccinated once, making 21.74 million people having been vaccinated at least once.
Therefore, a total of 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Myanmar. The Ministry has bought 45 million doses of the vaccine and received more than 15 million doses. The people are urged to not miss a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine given to them, and those who have received their first doses are also encouraged to visit nearby immunization centres for the second dose and to actively participate in the immunization activities, according to the Ministry of Health.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar