COVID-19 vaccine drive continues in various states, regions

DOCTORS and nurses from people’s hospitals, Tatmadaw medical teams, healthcare workers and volunteers are working hard to give COVID-19 vaccines in different states and regions as the vaccination programme is one of the most important activities in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 disease.


COVID-19 vaccine is administered daily to target groups regardless of race or religion, including Buddhist monks and nuns, local people over the age of 40, students, religious leaders, prisoners, people with disabilities, ethnic armed groups, people with chronic diseases, people in IDP camps and over 12-year-old students, respectively.


On 16 March and Yesterday, doctors and nurses from people’s hospitals, medical teams from the Tatmadaw, relevant healthcare workers in collaboration with volunteers gave COVID-19 vaccines to 3,983 people from ten townships in Shan State (North), 2,399 people from four townships in Mon and Kayin States, 550 people from Tamway Township in Yangon Region, 19,731 people from 26 townships in Ayeyawady Region, 9050 people from nine townships in Rakhine State, 6220 people from seven districts in Mandalay Region and 1,080 people from three townships in Bago Region respectively.


Similarly, healthcare officials gave the vaccines to 56 people from Lashio Township in Shan State (North) and 119 Students from 26 townships in Ayeyawady Region on 16 March yesterday. It is reported that officials from the respective Regional Military Headquarters visited the site and coordinated the necessary work. — MNA