COVID-19 vaccination programme starts in Mandalay

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COVID vaccination programme was launched in Mandalay on 27 January 2021. Photo :Min Htet Aung (Man Sub-printing House)

Mandalay Region received 1,741 doses of Covishield vaccine yesterday.
Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung and health officials, together with the local officials, looked into the vaccination of 150 health workers from Aungmyethazan, Chanayethazan, Mahaaungmye, Chanmyathazi and Pyigyidagun townships at the City Hall (1), and 200 medical teaching staff at the University of Medicine (Mandalay).
The Chief Minister expressed his appreciation for the vaccination of health workers first in the programme and remarked that the vaccination is crucial for the economic recovery of the country. Out of the vaccine quota, over 300 doses will also be shared to the northern Shan State. There are 15,689 recorded medical professionals in Mandalay Region. Dr Than Than Myint, the senior Head of Mandalay Region Public Health and Medical Services Department, said that the emergency treatment facilities had been set up to address serious side-effects from the vaccine.
Dr Nilar Kyaw Win who got vaccinated Covishield said, “I did not feel any anxiety about the vaccination as I have some prior knowledge about the vaccination. Different persons would suffer different forms of response to the vaccine.” The nationwide vaccination programme has been scheduled for 5 February, and it will reach the public together with government officials at the Union and regional levels.
The government has also announced the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the whole country.—Min Htet Aung (Man Sub-printing House)

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