THE Ministry of Health conducts vaccination programmes in respective regions/states for target populations. Starting 26 July 2021, the ministry used Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines donated by China and purchased from China to vaccinate the public for the first injection. For the second dose, the ministry distributed the vaccines via land or with the help of Tatmadaw (Air) and MAI to the remote areas starting 21 August 2021.
The vaccines were allocated to Mon, Kayin, Ayeyawady, Bago, Taninthayi, Shan, Magway, Sagaing, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Kachin and Rakhine until 25 August 2021.
These vaccines were also used to vaccinate the factory workers in Yangon, Mandalay, Bago and Ayeyawady regions. — MNA