Mongolia becomes one of first Asian countries administering fourth vaccine dose

2022-01-10 15:28:44

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Mongolia has begun to administer the fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to its people on voluntary basis on January 7. Currently 66.6 per cent of the population have received two shots of coronavirus vaccine while 28.7 per cent have had the third shot.

Mongolia is one of leading countries in the world with its early and active vaccination program and has passed the coronavirus waves not imposing strict quarantine and with less loss. The country also has experienced significantly less deaths caused by coronavirus compared to that of developed countries. Specifically the US have had 2501 deaths per 1 million, the Great Britain 2194 while Mongolia- 650.

Amid a worldwide surge in Omicron variant infections, the Government of Mongolia adheres a strategy to widely involve the population in the third dose of coronavirus vaccine and administer the fourth dose on voluntary basis to pass the new wave, avoiding from imposing strict lockdown. 

The citizens will voluntarily get the fourth dose after three months since their third dose. In addition, coronavirus infected citizens, who had the third dose can receive their fourth dose after 21 days since their recovery. Citizens will be vaccinated with the fourth  shot, choosing from Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine and ‘CorV’ vaccine developed by Sinopharm.

Also, children born in 2010 who will turn 12 this year are being offered a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Citizens who will turn 18 this year can be involved in their third dose of the immunization.

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