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Vaccination of the population in Uzbekistan will begin after March 21

17.03.2021 36 просмотров

Mass vaccination in Uzbekistan will begin immediately after Navruz.


Mass vaccination of the population of Uzbekistan against coronavirus with the Anglo-Swedish drug AstraZeneca (“AstraZeneca”), produced in India, will begin immediately after Navruz, which is celebrated in the republic on March 21. This was announced on Wednesday by the Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic, Head of the Service for Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health Bokhodir Yusupaliev.

“AstraZeneca, the first batch of which was delivered to Uzbekistan, is recommended by WHO (World Organization health care - TASS note), and therefore its verification will take about a week. Then, immediately after the celebration of Navruz, mass vaccination of the population will begin,” Bokhodir Yusupaliev said at a press conference. According to him, the republic hopes that this vaccine will be useful. First of all, healthcare workers who are in contact with covid patients, employees and teachers of kindergartens, schools and universities, employees of internal affairs bodies will be vaccinated.

however, there are no confirmed facts that complications are associated with the use of this vaccine,” said Bokhodir Yusupaliev, answering a question from TASS. In his opinion, similar complications were observed in equal proportions after the use of other drugs.

The Deputy Minister recalled that on March 17, 660,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to Tashkent, in total in the republic through the COVAX line. ) will deliver about three million doses of this drug. “Uzbekistan, following the example of other countries, after the necessary procedures will decide whether to use this vaccine,“ or reverse it, ”said Bokhodir Yusupaliev. “We have been provided with humanitarian aid worth $2 million. And I hope we will use this help,” he said, speaking about the vaccine.

COVAX is a global initiative to engage with vaccine manufacturers to provide lower-middle income countries with equal access to safe and effective vaccines. UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) is responsible for delivering vaccines to poor countries. In total, more than 170 states participate in the COVAX program.

According to the Ministry of Health, about 3,200 vaccination points have been created and almost a thousand mobile teams have been formed in all regions of the republic in preparation for the mass vaccination campaign. It is also expected that in March 1 million doses of the Chinese ZF-UZ-VAC 2001 vaccine will be delivered to the republic, negotiations are underway to purchase the Sputnik V vaccine. In total, the authorities are negotiating with 12 companies.

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