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Uzbekistan launches vaccination campaign

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Mass vaccination of the population against coronavirus begins in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan authorities start mass vaccination against coronavirus from April 1, the first to be vaccinated will be residents of Tashkent and regional centers, then - regional centers and villages, and then - the rest of the citizens of the republic.

brigades. The authorities have compiled electronic lists of people from risk groups who will be vaccinated in the first place.

over 65 years old, doctors working with covid patients, teachers and employees of educational and preschool educational institutions, as well as employees of the internal affairs bodies,” said Nurmat Otabekov, deputy head of the Service for Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health. He also stressed that vaccination in the republic will be carried out exclusively on a voluntary basis.

At the moment, AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca) and the Chinese company Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical (Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical) will be used for vaccination. . The third phase of clinical trials of this vaccine took place in Uzbekistan, in connection with which the Chinese manufacturer recognized colleagues from Uzbekistan as co-authors. In Uzbekistan, this drug is registered as the Chinese-Uzbek vaccine ZF-UZ-VAC 2001. v-uzbekistan/">On March 27, 1 million doses of the drug were delivered to the country.

Children and pregnant women are not vaccinated

According to the head of the department of the Tashkent city Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare and Public HealthVazira Mutalova, children under 18, HIV-infected and pregnant women will not be able to get vaccinated. “Before vaccination, everyone will undergo a medical examination, children under 18, HIV-infected people, people with allergies, and pregnant and lactating women will not be vaccinated,” she said. Those who have been vaccinated will receive special certificates.

On the eve of the start of the vaccination campaign, Nurmat Otabekov announced that private medical companies will be able to provide paid vaccination against coronavirus. “Vaccination on a paid basis for persons who are not at risk will be carried out by non-state points and medical institutions, whose duties do not include routine vaccination against infectious diseases. In each case, a special permit will be issued by the territorial centers of sanitary and epidemiological well-being, taking into account how ready this organization is for vaccination,” he said on the air of the Uzbekistan 24 TV channel.

Vaccines and the epidemiological situation in the republic

In early March, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) delivered 223 special vehicles to Uzbekistan to transport the vaccine, as well as syringes and containers for their disposal. On March 17, 660,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to the republic through the COVAX mechanism. In total, 2.64 million doses of this drug are planned to be delivered to Uzbekistan through this platform free of charge.

The Ministry of Health of the Republic expects that a batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will be delivered in the near future. As reported on Wednesday correspondent. TASS press secretary of the department Furkat Sanaev, currently the contract for the supply of the vaccine is at the stage of signing.

In turn, the Minister of Health of the RepublicAbdukhakim Khadzhibaev 3.5 million more doses of the ZF-UZ-VAC 2001 vaccine will be delivered. In total, the Uzbek authorities are negotiating the purchase of vaccines against coronavirus with 12 companies from different countries.

According to the latest data, during the coronavirus pandemic in Uzbekistan 82,869 people (0.2% of the population) became infected, 80,983 patients recovered (98% of the total number of those infected), 642 people died from complications. In the last two weeks, the daily increase in the number of infected people has begun to grow again and ranges from 150 to 200.

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