COVID-19 vaccination for teachers and school staff starts in Dushanbe

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A source within the Dushanbe City Hall says the COVID-19 vaccination campaign will cover all 151 secondary schools and 137 kindergartens in the Tajik capital.


In all, 10,000 teachers and school staff as well as 30,000 childcare workers in Dushanbe will be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the source added.


Recall, the COVID-19 vaccination campaign began in Tajikistan on March 23. People will receive two doses of COVID-19 vaccine with a two-month interval.


26,300 health workers in Tajikistan have reportedly been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) so far, which is 51.5 percent of the overall number health workers in the country, a source within the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP) told Asia-Plus Tuesday (April 6) afternoon.


As it had been reported earlier, India on March 8 delivered to Tajikistan 192,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, known as Covishield in India. The vaccines arrived as part of India’s commitment made to the world to use India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity to help all of the human fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Tajikistan expected to receive 624000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines by May through COVAX.


According to the Tajik health authorities, 20 percent of the population of Tajikistan are planned to be vaccinated with Astra-Zeneca. At first, the priority groups of the population will be vaccinated: those who aged above 70, health workers, customs officers and border guards. At the second stage, people aged above 60 will be vaccinated, and after them, those aged above 50 will be vaccinated. The remaining 42.5 percent of the population will receive other vaccines that will be acquired by Tajikistan.


Source: Asia-Plus