13,200 people in Mongolia have had first dose of COVID-19 vaccine www.montsame.mn
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At today’s COVID-19 press briefing organized by the Ministry of Health, O.Dashpagma, Director of the Vaccination Department of the National Center for Communicable Diseases reported that since February 23, when the vaccination drive kicked off in Mongolia, a total of around 13,200 people have received the first dose of AztraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus until today, March 04.
Among them, 9500 people are healthcare personnel, including members of the teams administering COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,600 people are the first responders against CVOID-19, such as police, emergency management and professional inspection officials.
The vaccination is continuing at 18 locations in Ulaanbaatar city. In the past 24 hours, around 2,000 people have got inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Ministry of Health, people over 50s, people with disabilities, individuals with underlying medical conditions, such as those with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, groups of individuals of ready reserve mobilization for COVID-19 vaccination and response measures, employees of strategically-important sectors, such as border employees and coal-hauling truck drivers and employees of all-levels of educational organizations are next in line to receive coronavirus vaccines.