Myanmar to receive 14 mln doses of vaccines in next two months


Myanmar will receive 14 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the next two months, according to the Ministry of Health. Out of 14 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 10 million doses of vaccines will arrive in Myanmar in October while another 4 million doses of vaccines will be received in November.
As per the purchase contract of 24 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China, the country has already received eight million doses of vaccines so far, including four million doses arrived at Yangon International Airport on 12 September and another four million doses on 26 September, according to the Ministry’s report.
As of 26 September, the country received 14 million doses of vaccines — two million doses of Covishield, 10 million doses of Sinopharm and two million doses of Sinovac.
Myanmar targets to vaccinate 20 per cent of the population at the end of September, 50 per cent at the end of 2021 and 70 per cent in mid-2022, according to the Ministry of Health.
Myanmar took measures to receive vaccines from China and Russia when India could not supply Covishield in time as earlier agreement.
Those vaccinated can have 0.02 per cent to 0.5 per cent chances of infection, according to the Ministry. — Aye Maung/GNLM

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