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COVID-19 vaccine drive continues in various states, regions

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Yankin locals get jabbed against COVID-19 in Yangon Region.

Doctors and nurses from public hospitals, Tatmadaw medical teams, healthcare workers and volunteers are making efforts to give COVID-19 vaccines in different states and regions as the vaccination programme is one of the most important activities in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 disease.
COVID-19 vaccine is administered daily to target groups regardless of race or religion, including Buddhist monks and nuns, local people over the age of 40, students, religious leaders, prisoners, people with disabilities, ethnic armed groups, people with chronic diseases, people in IDP camps and over 12-year-old students, respectively.
On 25 January and yesterday, doctors and nurses from public hospitals, medical teams from the Tatmadaw, relevant healthcare workers in collaboration with volunteers gave COVID-19 vaccines to 4,071 people from eleven townships in northern Shan state, 1,534 people from three townships in eastern Shan state, 3,572 people from ten Townships in Mon and Kayin States, 919 people from Yankin and Tamway townships in Yangon Region, 25,040 people from 26 townships in Ayeyawady Region, 6,380 people from five townships in Rakhine State, 8,449 from seven districts in Mandalay Region and 236 people from Htantabin township in Bago Region, respectively.
Similarly, healthcare officials gave the vaccines to 230 students from Kutkai Township in northern Shan State, 208 students from Kengtung Township, eastern Shan State, and 265 students from 26 townships in Ayeyawady Region on 25 January and yesterday.
It is reported that officials from the respective Military Commands visited the site and coordinated where necessary. — MNA

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