COVID-19 vaccine drive continues in various states, regions

A local in Pantanaw Township, Ayeyawady Region is pictured receiving a vaccine for COVID-19 on 23 August.

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.
Yesterday, doctors and nurses from public hospitals, medical teams from the Tatmadaw, relevant healthcare workers in collaboration with volunteers gave COVID-19 vaccines to 210 people from Yankin and Tamway Townships in Yangon Region, 28,766 people from twenty-six townships in Ayeyawady Region, 4,172 people from seven townships in Rakhine State, and 5,550 from seven districts in Mandalay Region, respectively.
Similarly on that day, healthcare officials gave the vaccines to 923 students from twenty-six townships in Ayeyawady Region, and 2,076 students from four townships in Rakhine State.
It is reported that officials from the respective Military Commands visited the site and coordinated the necessary work. — MNA

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