BEIJING, February 23. / TASS /. Mass vaccination of the population began on Tuesday in Mongolia, the first to be vaccinated by Prime Minister Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene. This was reported by the MONTSAME agency.
"Starting today, mass vaccination of the population begins in the country. Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene was the first in the country to be vaccinated with the AstraZene vaccine at the 2nd central state clinic," the article says.
The message says that "during the vaccination, all citizens from 16-18 years of age will receive the coronavirus vaccination." It is also noted that the vaccination of children has not yet been provided, "since this work is at the research stage."
According to MONTSAME, Mongolia plans to carry out large-scale immunization of about 2 million adults by July. At the same time, "first of all, employees who work in situations of increased risk of infection with COVID-19 will be vaccinated."
The Mongolian government has already prepared storage facilities and specialized equipment needed to store imported vaccines. For universal vaccination of citizens, Mongolia will use four vaccines - the Russian Sputnik V, the vaccine of the Chinese company Sinopharm, the Pfizer company, and AstraZeneca.
According to official data from February 17, the total number of people infected in Mongolia has reached 2,444, the country's population is 3.3 million inhabitants.