AKIPRESS.COM - 5 packages of 149 kilograms of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID‑19 vaccine – brand named ‘Comirnaty’ were delivered to Mongolia from Seoul.
This is the second delivery from the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF as well as civil society organizations, vaccine manufacturers, the World Bank, and others, Montsame reports.
According to the MIAT Mongolian Airlines, the COVID-19 vaccines packages were equipped with lithium batteries for the safe transport, and the vaccine were directly delivered to the vaccine storage facility of the National Center for Communicable Diseases in Ulaanbaatar.
Minister of Health S.Enkhbold previously informed that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines against COVID-19 would be administered to organ transplant recipients, patients with chronic diseases, people with HIV and cancer patients.
Currently, Mongolia has received a total of 499,740 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 164,000 doses of AstraZeneca via Indian assistance and COVAX Facility, 300,00 doses of Sinopharm/Verocell vaccine from China, 10,000 doses of Sputnik-V vaccine from Russia and 25,740 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech via COVAX Facility.
As of March 24, a total of 244,550 people in Mongolia received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines.