January 21, 2021 – 11:44 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenia has decided to purchase the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus for 3% of the population, the Health Ministry reports.
The country’s Immunization Commission discussed issues related to the identification of priority risk groups for vaccination against Covid-19, taking into account such experience in different countries, as well as the epidemiological patterns of the disease․
In the first stage of vaccination, priority will be given to people aged over 65, those who have underlying health conditions and medical workers. In the second stage, teachers, educators, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, military personnel, employees of the justice sector and public transport, as well as civil servants will get Covid-19 shots.
Armenia said earlier that 10% of the population will be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. The country has recorded 165,528 cases of the coronavirus and 3021 deaths.