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10 February 2021, 09:00

Vaccination of Belarus' health workers nearing completion

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MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) – The vaccination of Belarusian healthcare workers with Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is nearing completion, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.

The first to get the COVID-19 vaccine were frontline healthcare workers. The Healthcare Ministry distributed the vaccines across the regions depending on applications of healthcare institutions. The cold chain compliance procedure was observed.

Brest Oblast vaccinated more than 91% of those who signed up for the first stage of the immunization program. The figure reached 100% in Vitebsk Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Grodno Oblast and Minsk, 78% in Minsk Oblast, and 94% in Mogilev Oblast.

The Healthcare Ministry added that immunization is critical to ending the pandemic. Vaccination is voluntary. The vaccination of healthcare workers will be completed this week. Simultaneously with that, vaccines will be delivered to employees of educational institutions, care homes, nursing homes and social services - all those whose jobs place them in contact with many people.

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