India-donated 1 mln doses of Covishield vaccine arrive in Myanmar

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Covishield vaccines are unloaded at Yangon International Airport yesterday.

The Ministry of Health conducts the vaccination programme as per target groups across the nation in an effort to control the disease. Meanwhile, 1 million Covishield vaccines donated by India arrived at Yangon International Airport yesterday, and Director-General Dr Myat Wunna Soe of the Medical Services/Public Health Department received the vaccines.
The vaccines will be kept at the Central Cold Room. The officials of the Public Health Department monitor and supervise the vaccine storage to meet fixed standards constantly.
These vaccines will be distributed to regions and states based on requirements via road transport or with the help of Tatmadaw (Air) and Myanmar airways in the cold chain.
Moreover, these vaccines will be used for primary target groups and additional groups.
As of 9 October, a total of 18 million doses – two million doses of Covishield, 14 million doses of Sinopharm and two million doses of Sinovac purchased by the ministry have arrived in Myanmar. Moreover, the country received more than six million doses of vaccines donated by China, India and Russia.
The officials vaccinated a total of 9,574,393 people until 8 October while 4,083,337 people have been fully vaccinated and 5,491,056 people have received the first jabs of COVID-19 vaccines.
Therefore, the total doses of vaccine delivered are 13,657,730 in the country until 8 October.
The people are urged to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, and those who have already received the first dose are encouraged to go to the nearest immunization centres and receive the second dose on the scheduled immunization date or near the due date, as well as to actively participate in the vaccination drive. — MNA

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