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24 December 2021, 09:44

Healthcare Ministry: Belarus has enough COVID-19 vaccines

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MINSK, 24 December (BelTA) – There are enough coronavirus vaccines in Belarus, First Deputy Healthcare Minister Yelena Krotkova told reporters on 23 December, BelTA has learned.

“The vaccination campaign is proceeding at a good pace, and our vaccination targets are likely to be achieved. If we compare vaccination progress across the regions, we will see that Brest Oblast and Minsk Oblast lag behind a bit. In three regions, over 50% of people have got the first shot, the rest are catching up,” Yelena Krotkova said.

“In principle, the vaccination pace is as planned,” she said.

Yelena Krotkova debunked rumors about the lack of vaccines. “We have Sputnik V, and a sufficient amount of Vero Cell. Another plane with vaccines on board arrived yesterday, these vaccines will be distributed among the regions. We have a monthly supply of the Sputnik Light vaccine: 250,000 doses arrived earlier this week and were distributed across the regions and are now actively delivered,” said the first deputy minister.

She encouraged people to take advantage of the vaccination opportunity and get a jab. “Of course, those who had their vaccine a long time ago, should get a booster shot,” she added.

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