Russian-made Sputnik Light vaccines rolled out in states/regions

The Ministry of Health is making concerted efforts in vaccination programmes according to the target groups in Nay Pyi Taw and regions/states.
The government vaccinated 4,050 people against COVID-19 using Sputnik Light vaccines, which are purchased and received from Russia as a gesture of bilateral friendship, in Hlinethaya, Shwepyitha and Insein townships of Yangon Region yesterday.
The Sputnik Light vaccine requires only one dose per person and will gain high vaccine coverage in a short period. The Sputnik Light vaccines will be transported via cold chain and used in townships with low vaccine coverage of respective regions and states including Yangon Region.
A total of 17.86 million people has been fully vaccinated as of 18 January 2022 while 3.6 million receive their first doses of vaccine. Therefore, there are 21.46 million who receive vaccines more than one time and a total of 39.48 million doses are delivered in the country. The people should get vaccinated without fail and those who receive the first dose should get second jabs on the due date or within the recommended date at nearest vaccination sites, stated the Ministry of Health. — MNA

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