First stage of vaccination against coronavirus kicks off in Azerbaijan from today

First stage of vaccination against coronavirus kicks off in Azerbaijan from today
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  • calendar-gray 18 January 2021

The first stage of vaccination against coronavirus starts in Azerbaijan from today, APA reports.

The second stage will start on February 1. 

According to the statement of the Ministry of Health, Azerbaijan participates in COVAX platform, at the same time in bilateral agreements on obtaining vaccinations. Azerbaijan will purchase 2 mln. doses of CoronaVac vaccine of

Sinovac company within the framework of COVAX platform. At the same time, negotiations are underway with Sinovac. In general, 4 mln. doses of vaccine have been ordered from Sinovac. CoronaVac vaccine of Sinovac is 91.25 percent effective.

High-risk populations and vaccination stages covered by COVID-19 vaccination are as follows:

1st stage

-Medical workers

-people over 65 years old

- staff involved in anti-epidemic measures by law enforcement agencies

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