Deputy PM and City Governor get the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine

2021-03-10 12:31:41

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Governor of the Capital City D.Sumiyabazar reports that he got inoculated with the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine against coronavirus along with Deputy Prime Minister S.Amarsaikhan today morning at the State Central Second Hospital.

Vaccination drive kicked off in Mongolia on February 23 with Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. As of today, more than 26 thousand citizens have received the first dose of vaccine against coronavirus.

According to  the schedule, 12-15 thousand salesmen and service workers are to be vaccinated today, March 10.

Incidentally, Mongolia registered four COVID-19 vaccines – Russia’s Sputnik-V, China’s Sinopharm, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine  – in the country’s drug registry. The World Health Organization has approved AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines for emergency use. It is expected that the WHO would approve Sputnik-V and Sinopharm vaccines for emergency use within this month.