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Over 20 mln people fully vaccinated in Myanmar as of 4 January


About 20.91 million people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 across the country as of 4 January 2020, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.
The country is administrating the vaccines to 36.9 million people aged 18 and older. As of 4 January, there are 15.96 million people completed full doses of the vaccine and about 4.94 million people received single doses of COVID-19, according to the Ministry. Myanmar has inoculated over 51 per cent of its population against COVID-19 so far. This year, the vaccination will continue to be given to targeted groups to improve vaccine coverage.
Earlier, those above 65 years old were in the priority group to be jabbed. Now, the priority lists for COVID-19 jabs have been increased and the lists include people above 55 years of age. Besides, COVID-19 vaccines have been provided to above 45 years starting from 17 October and to above 40 starting from 9 November, according to the ministry.
Myanmar detected its first two COVID-19 positive cases on 23 March 2020.
The Ministry also urged people should receive the full dose of the vaccine and those who have received the first dose to visit the nearest immunization location or near the scheduled date for the second dose. — Aye Maung/GNLM

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