More than 8 million people in Myanmar receive COVID-19 vaccine

NATIONAL NEWS

A total of 8.264 million people had been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as of 1 October, according to the Ministry of Health.
As of 1 October, 3.863 million people had been received full doses of vaccine and 4.4 million people had been received one dose of vaccine in Myanmar, totalling 6.264 million people, according to the Ministry.
As per the purchase contract of 24 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines from China, the country has already received eight million doses of vaccines so far including four million doses that arrived at Yangon International Airport on 12 September and another four million doses on 26 September, according to the Ministry’s report.
If the vaccine arrives, the country will vaccinate 12 million people this year. The targeted group will include people between the ages of 40 and 64. Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines have been approved by the WHO for emergency use.
There are a total of 36.9 million people the age of over 18 needed to be vaccinated and, 4.99 million of them are vaccinated once or twice.
The completion rate is close to 13 per cent, according to the ministry. — Aye Maung/GNLM

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