Monks, nuns receive COVID vaccines in Sagaing, Bago regions

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Immunization programme for monk and nuns in progress.

The Ministry of Health is accelerating the vaccination of the COVID-19 virus according to priority groups and programmes and the vaccination to monks and nuns continues unabated during the Thadingyut traditional festival.
Health officials from the Ministry of Health gave COVID-19 vaccines to 1,691 monks, 563 nuns and 1,083 lay attendants from 667 monasteries in Pyay Township, Bago Region at two designated places yesterday afternoon.
Led by Bago Region Chief Minister U Myo Swe Win,senior officials from the station Region Cabinet Ministers, Regional, District and Township level departmental officials visited the vaccination sites and provided subsidies for departmental staff working in the syringe ward.
Similarly, the Sagaing District Public Health Department continues to intensify the COVID-19 vaccination to monks and nuns in Mingun and Sagaing Hills during the holy season.
As of 15 October, 3,600 monks had been vaccinated in the area.
Healthcare officials also gave the COVID-19 vaccines to 190 monks at Sitagu Sangha Hospital and Mingun area in Sagaing Chaung on 19 and 20 October, which is the full moon day of Thidingyut or public holidays.
Next, the vaccination for COVID-19 to monks, nuns and abbots will be continued constantly throughout the country, according to the Ministry of Health. —MNA

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