Second batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines received

2021-06-24 13:18:40

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On June 23, the second batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines were received per the agreement signed between the Government of Mongolia and Pfizer Inc signed in May 2021 for 2.5 million doses of vaccine in 2021. 

458 kg of vaccines were brought on a MIAT Mongolian Airlines flight OM 7304 in route Seoul-Ulaanbaatar. The first shipment of the vaccines were received on June 16, and the rest will be delivered in the second half of 2021.

The vaccines are being provided through the ,’COVID-19 pandemic and Public Health Emergency Capacity Building Project’ being implemented through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under a grant from the Government of Japan.

Pregnant women and nursing mothers, and chronically ill patients as well as children aged 16-17 are being administered with the Pfizer vaccine.

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