Posted: 26.10.2021 09:02:00

Over 2.6m Belarusians received first dose of COVID vaccine

More than 2,698,000 Belarusians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, of which more than 2,020,000 people underwent a full course of vaccination. Of all those vaccinated, more than 30,800 have been vaccinated with the Sputnik Light vaccine – as informed by the Healthcare Ministry’s Telegram channel.

Over 247,000 Belarusians have been vaccinated with two doses in the Brest Region; more than 209,100 in the Vitebsk Region, almost 373,000 in the Gomel Region, over 239,000 in the Grodno Region, almost 419,000 in the city of Minsk, more than 237,200 in the Minsk Region, and more than 241,300 in the Mogilev Region.

Almost 55,000 employees of various organisations and departments have also completed the vaccination course. Around 84 percent of healthcare workers, more than 52 percent of employees of educational institutions and over 71 percent of those working at round–the–clock facilities have received two doses of the COVID vaccine. In addition, 94 percent of patients who live in round-the-clock facilities, around 40 percent of those older than 60 and people suffering from chronic diseases have been vaccinated. Among fully vaccinated individuals there are also those working in the sphere of trade and catering (25 percent), consumer services (37 percent), transport organisations, cultural and sports institutions, housing and communal services (over 30 percent).

The campaign is in full swing countrywide, with all details available on the Healthcare Ministry website.