18 January 2021 17:28 (UTC+04:00)
By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan has began vaccinating its residents in opposition to COVID-19, utilizing vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac.
The vaccination course of kicked off on January 18, with the vaccination of medical employees.
Earlier, the Cupboard of Ministers authorised “Technique of vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 in Azerbaijan for 2021-2002″.
Based on the technique, initially, those that are socially and medically susceptible to the an infection threat, together with well being care employees, legislation enforcement officers, army personnel, detainees, arrested individuals and prisoners, folks over 65 years and other people with persistent illness will probably be vaccinated.
At present, medical doctors of the Baku Well being Middle are being vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
Azerbaijan’s Well being Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev and Head of the Administration Union of Medical Territorial Models (TABIB) Ramin Bayramli has been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19. Moreover, Deputy Well being Minister Elsevar Aghayev and Head of the Division of Prevention and Management of Ailments of TABIB Yagut Garayeva have additionally undergone the vaccination.
Within the meantime, Well being Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev famous that Sinovac is taken into account to be the very best vaccine for Azerbaijan.
“This vaccine handed scientific exams in a number of nations, and there have been no well being problems. Additionally it is fairly efficient. As well as, you will need to observe that some folks can get sick with coronavirus after the vaccine, however the illness passes in a light kind. The selection was made with all this in thoughts.”
It needs to be famous that Azerbaijan ordered four million doses of this vaccine of which 2 million doses have already been delivered.
Moreover, it was famous that Azerbaijan will subject passports to individuals who have been vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The vaccination in Azerbaijan is voluntary and carried out on the expense of the state. As well as, the vaccination itself will probably be completed in two phases. After the primary vaccination, residents will probably be warned by way of an digital system about the necessity to repeat the process.
Because the begin of the pandemic, the nation elevated the variety of laborites by eight instances and constructed 10 new fashionable hospitals, together with modular ones. As well as, the federal government invited medical doctors from 5 nations – Italy, China, Cuba, Russia and Turkey. As a way to fight the pandemic and to supply monetary assist to residents affected by the financial penalties of COVID-19 round $2.5 billion was allotted from the state funds. Monetary assist measures have lined about 5 million residents of Azerbaijan, which is half of the nation’s inhabitants.
As of January 17, Azerbaijan, the nation of 10 million, has registered 227,273 COVID-19 instances and three,009 coronavirus-related deaths. Some 215,268 sufferers have recovered.
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