The Armenian government has commissioned 600,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines from World Health Organization-backed COVAX Facility and hopes to receive their first batch in February. They will be enough to vaccinate 300,000 people making up roughly 10 percent of Armenia’s population. According to Gayane Sahakyan, the deputy director of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, medical and social workers, seniors and people suffering from chronic diseases will be the first to get vaccine shots free of charge. “It is expected that the manufacturer will deliver it to COVAX in February or March.”
COVID-19 vaccine considerations for Armenia
- Can employers mandate the vaccine?
- Who will control delivery of the vaccine?
Ministry of Health
- Who covers the cost of the vaccine?
- Where will people get vaccinated?
Government designated vaccination locations
- Is there cultural resistance to getting the vaccine?
Ministry of Health of Armenia has provisionally ordered a vaccine for 10% of population (about 300,000 persons) which will probably be delivered in spring.
The quantity is not limited and can be increased upon the demand.
The main group of taking the vaccine will be elderly people with chronic diseases, persons living in closed areas as well as medical personnel.
Find the latest news about the Covid -19 Vaccine in Armenia here.This information is provided by MAI CEE, Asinta's partner in Armenia.
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