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COVID-19 vaccine drive continues in various states, regions

Doctors and nurses from public hospitals, Tatmadaw medical teams, healthcare workers and volunteers are working hard 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 13 August, doctors and nurses from public hospitals, medical teams from the Tatmadaw, relevant healthcare workers in collaboration with volunteers gave COVID-19 vaccines to 1,781 people from twenty-six townships in Ayeyawady Region, 392 people from Kyaukpyu and Thandwe townships in Rakhine State and 5,413 local people from seven districts in Mandalay Region, respectively.
Similarly on that day, healthcare officials gave the vaccines to 236 students from Buthidaung and Kyaukpyu townships in Rakhine State and 1,215 students from seven districts in Mandalay Region.
It is reported that officials from the respective Military Commands visited the site and coordinated the necessary work. — MNA

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