50,371 people were vaccinated against coronavirus yesterday. As a result, 466,946 people received the first dose of the vaccine.
In Ulaanbaatar, 1,264 doctors and staff work at 82 points to vaccinate people. Compared to the number of people in the capital who should be vaccinated against coronavirus, the number of people who received the first dose of the vaccine is one in two people over the age of 18 in Ulaanbaatar. 372,876 of the vaccinated people are in the capital city and 41,506 people are in rural provinces.
Citizens will need to follow a strict infection control regimen, as you will develop immunity after a certain period of time after receiving two doses of the vaccine.
Locals temporarily residing in Ulaanbaatar can be vaccinated in the city. According to the Ulaanbaatar Special Commission, local residents, regardless of nationality, can go to a place close to their place of residence and get vaccinated.
Starting April 5, the vaccination rollout in Ulaanbaatar city has been intensified to cover other groups of the population.
In addition, the NCCD reported that as of April 4, 732 people have been infected with COVID-19 after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which makes up around 0.23 percent of the population vaccinated with the first dose.
On the evening of April 4, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene made a televised address to the population on the vaccine rollout. He assured that the government of Mongolia announced the months of April and May 2021 as ‘months for nationwide vaccination’ and the vaccination rollout, which kicked off on February 23, will be doubled beginning from that day.
“As a result, all adult population in Ulaanbaatar by May 1, and all adult population in rural regions by June 1 will receive the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and the all-eligible adult population countrywide will be fully vaccinated within July 1,” said the PM and called on the public to actively participate in the coronavirus vaccine program to welcome the upcoming summer months ‘COVID-free’.
Currently, Mongolia has received a total of 809,740 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 164,000 doses of AstraZeneca via India’s assistance and COVAX Facility, 600,000 doses of Sinopharm-Verocell vaccine from China through donation and procurement, and 20,000 doses of Sputnik-V vaccine purchased from Russia and 25,740 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine via COVAX Facility.
In Ulaanbaatar city, 6,895 elders live under the care and cannot leave their homes without assistance. These citizens will be vaccinated at home and preparation work has started.
The governor of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar has also made a resolution to suspend the operations of shopping malls, trade centers, hairdressers, and beauty salons in Ulaanbaatar between April 10, Saturday, and April 11, Sunday to enable active participation of the residents in the COVID-19 public vaccination.