First doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be brought from India next week

2021-02-18 09:32:07

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Mongolia is planning to bring first doses of Oxford - AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on February 22 and start vaccination immediately from the next day, February 23, in phases. 

For the first phase, MIAT Mongolian Airlines will bring 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Republic of India next Monday. 

The cabinet convened on February 17 for a regular meeting and decided to fund necessary expenses for the MIAT direct flight to India from the government’s contingency fund. Corresponding government ministries were charged to take required steps to bring vaccines on scheduled time, deliver the vaccines to destined storage facilities using dedicated vaccine delivery vehicles after they arrive in the country and launch the vaccination in stages. 

At the meeting, the cabinet also made decisions to settle funding to cover expenses required for mobilizing frontline COVID-19 employees working at public streets, isolation facilities and surveillance sites and provide personal protective equipment and disinfection and sterilization products.