Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia accelerates adoption of COVID-19 vaccine for people over 18

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At a government meeting on April 28, the Deputy Prime Minister, S. Amarsaikhan, Chairman of the National Emergency Committee, and S. Enkhbold, the Minister of Health, gave presentations on the COVID-19 situation and response measures in the country. . On February 27, a total of 744,564 people received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 36% of the national vaccination target (approximately 2 million adults) and 60% of the total population of Mongolia. In addition, 262,466 people received the vaccine. In Ulaanbaatar city, 592,362 people received the first dose of vaccine, while 253,321 people received the second dose of vaccine. During the ongoing lockdown, the first dose of vaccine will be cancelled on May 8. After a break of about two weeks, the vaccine resumed its public sale on April 24. The vaccine requires the first dose of vaccine to be injected to people over 55 years of age, and the second dose to people who cannot be vaccinated due to the following reasons: frame. As of April 28, today, targeted vaccination for all age groups is for people over 18 to start the first and/or second COVID-19 vaccine.To date, Mongolia has received a total of 1,760,540 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 214,800 doses of AstraZeneca obtained through India and COVAX facilities, 1,500,000 doses of the national medicine vaccine obtained from China through donations and procurement, and 20,000 doses of Sputnik-V. Vaccines and 25,740 doses of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine purchased in Russia through the COVAX Center. Deputy D. Tsogtbaatar announced today that another 40,000 doses of Sputnik-V ordered by Russian Mongolian pharmaceutical company Impex will arrive in Mongolia on April 30. It is said that Mongolia has signed an agreement with Russia to purchase a total of 1 million doses of Sputnik-V vaccine from Russia, which is expected to be shipped in mid-May. In addition, Russia has pledged to provide 300,000 doses of Sputnik-V vaccine to Mongolia as humanitarian aid.

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