18 January 2021 17:28 (UTC+04:00)
By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan has began vaccinating its residents towards 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 accredited “Technique of vaccination towards COVID-19 in Azerbaijan for 2021-2002″.
In line with the technique, initially, those that are socially and medically weak to the an infection threat, together with well being care employees, regulation enforcement officers, navy personnel, detainees, arrested individuals and prisoners, individuals over 65 years and other people with power illness might be vaccinated.
Presently, docs of the Baku Well being Middle are being vaccinated towards 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 towards COVID-19. In addition to, 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 medical checks in a number of international locations, and there have been no well being issues. It is usually fairly efficient. As well as, it is very important word that some individuals can get sick with coronavirus after the vaccine, however the illness passes in a light type. The selection was made with all this in thoughts.”
It must 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 situation passports to individuals who have been vaccinated towards coronavirus (COVID-19).
The vaccination in Azerbaijan is voluntary and carried out on the expense of the state. As well as, the vaccination itself might be finished in two phases. After the primary vaccination, residents might be warned via 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 occasions and constructed 10 new fashionable hospitals, together with modular ones. As well as, the federal government invited docs from 5 international locations – Italy, China, Cuba, Russia and Turkey. To be able to fight the pandemic and to offer monetary assist to residents affected by the financial penalties of COVID-19 round $2.5 billion was allotted from the state price range. Monetary assist measures have coated 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 circumstances and three,009 coronavirus-related deaths. Some 215,268 sufferers have recovered.
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