Uzbekistan begins mass COVID-19 vaccination

Uzbekistan Materials 1 April 2021 13:14 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan begins mass COVID-19 vaccination

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 1

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

Mass vaccination against coronavirus infection has started in Uzbekistan on April 1, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan.

According to the ministry, vaccination will be carried out on a voluntary basis and simultaneously with two AstraZeneca preparations - 2 doses, ZF-UZ-VAC2001 - 3 doses.

It is reported that in April it is planned to vaccinate 142,300 people in 219 vaccination centers in Tashkent and Nukus, as well as in the regions of the country. In total, over four million people are planned to be vaccinated in the country in three months.

The vaccine will be administered primarily to people over 65 and healthcare workers at high risk of contracting coronavirus infection.

Also, it is planned to vaccinate the population with chronic diseases, employees of schools and preschool institutions, the armed forces and law enforcement agencies. For this, 3,138 vaccination points and 862 medical teams have been prepared throughout the country.

In addition, 17 refrigerators, 206 trucks and 16 cars were delivered to the regions for the transportation of vaccines under the COVAX program.

It is noted that more than 4,000 doctors and more than 11,000 nurses are involved in the vaccination process.


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