MINSK, 14 October (BelTA) – The number of people getting a COVID-19 vaccine is growing at a good pace in Belarus, Belarus' Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich told reporters on 14 October, BelTA has learned.
“We are already seeing an increase, if not a surge, in the number of people vaccinated against the coronavirus. The number of those who have received the first dose is 2.5 million. The number of fully-vaccinated people is increasing pretty fast, too. The only thing that bothers me is that we should have done it earlier. But it is better late than never,” Dmitry Pinevich said.
The minister said that together with the WHO regional director for Europe, he visited the children's infectious diseases hospital. At present this facility provides medical care not only to children, but also to adults. According to Dmitry Pinevich, there was not a single vaccinated person in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
At the same time, an increase in new cases is reported across all regions of Belarus. Therefore, the Healthcare Ministry once again urged people to observe social distancing, use personal protective equipment and get vaccinated.