About 12.57 mln people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Myanmar till 7 Dec

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About 12.57 million people in Myanmar have been fully inoculated against COVID-19 until 7 December, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.
The country is providing vaccines to 36.9 million people aged 18 and above. As of 7 December, there were 12.57 million people who had received two doses of the vaccine and 5.59 million people who had received one dose, over 18.17 million in total, according to the Ministry of Health.
About 35 per cent of the country’s population has been jabbed against the COVID-19 vaccine. Then, the country announced a goal to vaccinate 50 per cent of the country’s population by the end of this year and 70 per cent of the population by the mid-2022.
Earlier, those above 65 years old were in the priority group to be vaccinated. Now, the priority lists for COVID-19 jabs have been increased and the lists include people above 55 years of age. Besides, COVID-19 vaccines have been provided to above 45 years starting from 17 October and to above 40 starting from 9 November, according to the ministry.
Myanmar launched the COVID-19 inoculation programme in January 2021 across the country.
The ministry also urged people should receive the full dose of the vaccine and those who have received the first dose to visit the nearest immunization location or near the scheduled date for the second dose. — Aye Maung/GNLM

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