Laos to receive over two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China and Australia


VIENTIANE, Sept 21 (Xinhua): Laos will receive another 2,434,580 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the Chinese and Australian governments as well as the private sector in 2021, a senior government official has said.

"So far we have received five types of Covid-19 vaccine, including about 5,567,490 doses of the Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Sputnik vaccines," local daily Vientiane Times on Tuesday quoted Director General of the Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, Phonepaseuth Ounaphome.

As the vaccination program gains momentum around the country, up until September 19 a total of 2,799,549 people had received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 1,909,360 people had been given two doses.

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