COVID vaccine roll-out extends to different states, regions


Health workers and volunteers, military medical teams, physicians and nurses from public hospitals are working hard to provide vaccinations to the public in different states and regions.
Local people of all races and religions, including religious leaders, Buddhist monks and nuns, people over the age of 55, prisoners, people with disabilities, ethnic armed groups, people with chronic diseases, people from IDP camps and over 12-year-old middle and high school students across the nation are participating in the vaccination programme.
In collaboration with volunteers, Tatmadaw medical teams, doctors and nurses from public hospitals, and relevant health workers yesterday gave the COVID-19 vaccines to 1,456 local people in Myeik Township in Taninthayi Region, 1932 local people in North Okkalapa Township, and Tamway Township in Yangon Region, 51,886 local people in 26 townships in Ayeyawady Region, 7,520 local people in seven districts in Mandalay Region, 360 local people in Htantabin Township, Bago Region respectively.
Likewise, the vaccination is being given to school students to ensure that students are not exposed to the virus and to reopen the basic education school in the future so as not to affect the educational programme of the students.
On 18 October and yesterday, 26,868 students from 26 townships in Ayeyawady Region, 17,540 students from seven districts in Mandalay Region received the COVID-19 vaccines administered by the military medical teams, doctors and nurses from public hospitals, health workers and volunteers.
It is reported that the commanders and officials from the relevant regional headquarters visited the vaccination sites and encouraged the necessary coordination. —MNA

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