20% of population to get vaccine in 2021

THE nation is due to get a Covid-19 vaccine only for 20% of its population in 2021 under the Covax programme and all doses will not come at one time, said the Union Minister for Health and Sports during the meeting of the Covax National Coordinating Committee.

The minister discussed matters related to stages of immunisation from the second quarter of 2021 to the second quarter of 2021 to be reported to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, on Monday under the Covax plan, immunisation of prioritised groups, cost sharing between Gavi and Myanmar, type of vaccine Myanmar is willing to have and logistics, and immunisation plans.

He said it was a final and detailed discussion by CNCC and National Immunisation Technical Advisory Group-NITAG.

He also stressed the need to consider infrastructure and human resources in its immunisation plan.

He expressed his belief that Myanmar would be successful in its vaccination programme as it has had long-term experience in vaccinating citizens against 13 diseases.

But he stressed the need to be cautious about the cold storage system.

The minister also said the maximum amount of the Covid vaccine Myanmar will get in 2020 is just 20 percent of its population. And the amount will not come either in full swing, he added. — Eleven Media Group/ANN

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