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More than 5.4 million Kazakhstanis received the first dose of the vaccine

03.08.2021 38 просмотров

More than 5.4 million people in Kazakhstan have been vaccinated with the first component of coronavirus vaccines.

Over 5.4 million people in Kazakhstan have been vaccinated with the first component of vaccines against coronavirus infection. This was announced on Tuesday by Minister of Health Aleksey Tsoi at a meeting of the country's government.

“Vaccination of the population against coronavirus infection continues. To date, about 9.4 million doses of vaccines have been used. 5,480,094 people were vaccinated with the first component, which is 55.4% of the population to be vaccinated. The second component covers 3,941,941 people, or 39.8% of the population to be vaccinated,” said Aleksey Tsoi.

According to him, the Ministry of Health has signed contracts for the supply of an additional 8 million doses vaccines for 4 million people. “The delivery is proceeding according to the schedule. In this regard, the availability of vaccination for the population is sufficiently ensured,” the minister assured, without specifying which drugs would be supplied to the republic additionally.

produced in Russia. At the end of February, the shipment to the regions of the Russian vaccine, produced on the basis of the Karaganda pharmaceutical complex, began. On April 26, vaccination with the local drug QazVac began in the republic. At the end of April, the National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna purchased 1 million doses of the Hayat-Vax vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm. In early June, the first batch of CoronaVac  production of Chinese Sinovac Biotech in the amount of 500 thousand doses. On July 15, the Russian Direct Investment Fund announced that the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan had registered the Sputnik Light drug.

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