Almost 80 per cent of population in Laos vaccinated against Covid-19

VIENTIANE, July 2(Xinhua): Some 5,833,738 people have had one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, equal to 79.5 percent of the total population, according to the Lao Ministry of Health.

As of Monday, a total of 5,136,478 people have had a second dose, accounting for 70 per cent of the population, according to the latest report by the Center of Information and Education for Health under the Lao Ministry of Health.

A total of 1,668,269 people in Laos had been given a third Covid-19 injection, equal to 22.7 per cent of the total population.

In the 12-17 age group, 659,623 people have had one vaccination, accounting for 76.2 per cent of this age group. In addition, 537,578 people in this age group, equal to 62.1 per cent, have had two Covid-19 vaccinations.

In the 6-11 age group, 659,447 people have had one injection, equal to 74.3 percent of this age group. In the same age group, 489,446 people have had two injections, equal to 52.4 per cent of the total.

The Lao Ministry of Health is advising residents in Lao capital Vientiane to get booster shots at any of the main hospitals as well as at district hospitals.

In the provinces, booster shots are available at provincial and district hospitals, and specially designated locations.

As of June 30, the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Laos stood above 210,000. - Xinhua

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