Armenia buys 200,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses

Armenia buys 200,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia has purchased 200,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus, health authorities reported on Monday, October 18.

The shots will be available in the near future, the Ministry of Health said. The World Health Organization listed the Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally back in May.

A total of 588,385 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Armenia since the beginning of the vaccination program in the country in mid-April.

Armenia is currently using AstraZeneca, Sputnik-V, Moderna, SinoPharm and CoronaVac vaccines to inoculate people aged above 18. The vaccination program rolled out across the country in mid-April, with health authorities also setting up mobile vaccination facilities near shopping malls and on major streets in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

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