IDPs, local people receive 1st dose of COVID vaccine in Yathedaung Tsp

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A healthcare staff administers the first shot of Covid vaccine to a local in Yathedaung Township.

Healthcare officials gave the first dose of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to internally displaced persons over the age of 45 and local people in Yathedaung Township, Rakhine State, yesterday.
Starting from 9 September, healthcare workers, members of the fire brigade, and volunteers are involving in the vaccination programme.
During the vaccination, healthcare workers and officials made records for the vaccinated people.
Keeping in line with the rules of COVID-19 issued by the Ministry of Health, volunteers and healthcare workers measured the body temperature, blood pressure and monitoring oxygen level before the vaccination.
Vaccines were given systematically to the local people, and only those with normal health conditions are vaccinated, officials said.
A total of 2,413 people including 2,199 internally displaced persons of aged 45 and over and 214 local people living in nearby villages were vaccinated for the first time in the relief camps in Yathedaung Township.
The rest of the population in the township will continue to be vaccinated, officials said. — Aung San Tun (IPRD)/GNLM

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