Tajikistan and China Agree to Deliver 300,000 Doses of CoronaVac

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Tajikistan has reached an agreement with China for the delivery of the CoronaVac as humanitarian aid. This was said today by the head of the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Safety, Emergencies and Emergency Medical Aid of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population Navruz Jafarov.

Around 300,000 doses will be provided for the vaccination of 150,000 people in two stages.

“Currently, technical issues, conditions of transportation and delivery of CoronaVac to Tajikistan are being worked out,” he said.

According to Jafarov, the procurement plan for vaccines produced by India has changed due to the current epidemiological situation, and the World Health Organization is currently conducting additional negotiations with other manufacturers to resolve this issue.

“Since March 23, more than 80,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Tajikistan, and this process continues in accordance with the previously approved plan. Currently, the AstraZeneca vaccine is used for immunization. Considering the availability of 192,000 doses of the vaccine, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population has decided to use this amount in two stages,” he added.

Regarding the receipt of the Sputnik V vaccine, Jafarov said that the State Service for Surveillance in Healthcare and Social Protection of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Protection of the Population closely cooperates with the vaccine manufacturer, the issue of technical expertise of vaccines for further registration, issuance of import permits is being considered in Tajikistan.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan