Over 2.5 mln people in Kazakhstan have received their first coronavirus vaccine dose, the country’s Health Minister Alexei Tsoi said at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.
"About four million vaccine doses have been administered so far. As many as 2,547,363 people, that is, 25.7% of those subject to vaccination, have received the first dose. A total of 1,435,334 people have been fully vaccinated," he said.
A vaccination campaign involving the Sputnik V vaccine produced in Russia kicked off in Kazakhstan on February 1. The distribution of domestically made Sputnik V vaccines began in the country in late February. Kazakhstan began to use its own coronavirus vaccine, QazVaz, on April 26. The country also purchased one mln doses of Hayat-Vax produced by China’s Sinopharm in late April. The first batch of the CoronaVac vaccine made by China’s Sinovac Biotech arrived in Kazakhstan in early June.