Nippon Foundation Donates One Million Covaxin Doses to Myanmar

Of two million Covaxin doses that is to be donated by the Nippon Foundation of Japan to Myanmar, a total of one million doses (worth over US$ 17 million), as a first batch, arrived at the Yangon International Airport on 9 January.

· At the handover ceremony, HE Mr Maruyama Ichiro, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar and the executive director of Nippon Foundation, handed over      one million doses of Covaxin to the departmental officials from Myanmar.

· The second batch is scheduled to come on 23 January with another one million doses.

· The vaccination programme will continue for targeted groups to increase the COVID-19 immunization coverage by 2022.

· The Ministry of Health has received a total of 45.1 million of COVID-19 vaccines purchased from abroad (15.4 million doses of Covishield, 26.7 million doses of Sinopharm, three million doses of Sinovac) and a total of 14.3 million doses as donations (2.5 million doses of Covishield, 3.6 million doses of Sinopharm, six million doses of Sinovac, 2.2 million doses of Covaxin and 1,700 doses of Sputnik-V), totalling 59.4 million doses.

The Ministry of Health urged the people to get vaccinated without fail on the due date or within the fixed period at the nearest vaccination centres and to join in the processes actively.

  • Of two million Covaxin doses that is to be donated by the Nippon Foundation of Japan to Myanmar, a total of one million doses (worth over US$ 17 million), as a first batch, were delivered to Myanmar.
  • The second batch is scheduled to come on 23 January with another one million doses.
  • Until 10 January 2022, the Ministry of Health has received a total of 45.1 million of COVID-19 vaccines purchased from abroad and a total of 14.3 million doses received as donations, totalling 59.4 million doses.

 

engdate: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 09:30
month: 
January, 2022