Vaccination processes using Sputnik Light vaccines continue as planned

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Purchased and received from Russia as a gesture of bilateral friendly relations, Sputnik Light vaccination continues rolling out.

The Ministry of Health is making concerted efforts in vaccination programmes following 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 on 19 January, and 7,549 people in Mingaladon, Hlinethaya, Insein, Hlegu, Hmawby and Shwepyitha yesterday. Therefore, a total of 11,599 people were vaccinated during these two days.
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 17.98 million people has been fully vaccinated as of 19 January 2022, while 3.6 million receive their first dose of vaccine. Therefore, there are 21.58 million, who receive vaccines more than one time, and a total of 39.56 million doses are delivered in the country.
The people should get vaccinated without fail and those who receive the first dose should get the 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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