21 thousand covid doses administered so far: PM

AstraZeneca vaccine. Photo by NDTV.
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A total of 21,742 doses of covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the country as of Friday last week.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced in his nationwide address yesterday that of that total;

  • 16,437 doses are AstraZeneca Vaccines, [14,364 first doses and 2,073 second doses], and
  • 5,305 doses are Sinopharm [3,686 first doses and 1,619 second doses]

“Based on these figures, a total of 3,692 people have now been fully vaccinated against covid-19 from the two vaccines used in the country,” he said.

The Prime Minister also reaffirmed that so far, only one case of anaphylaxis and three reactions were experienced due to the AstraZeneca vaccine; all of which had been treated with good outcome.

Meanwhile, he said as part of the plan to increase the country’s vaccination coverage, the health team have expanded the vaccination platform to provide covid-19 vaccination using mobile outreach vaccination centres to augment the fixed vaccination centres.