Coronavirus vaccine in Armenia will be voluntary, official says

February 4, 2021 – 14:07 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Vaccination against the coronavirus in will be voluntary, Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan told reporters before a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, February 4, reports.

When asked about the price of one dose of the vaccine, the Health Minister said she did not know, since no contract had been signed yet.

“The state will do everything to ensure that the population is vaccinated as much as possible. The Sputnik V vaccine will certainly be used in Armenia, but I cannot say whether it will be used [in the first or second stage of vaccination],” the Minister said.

It was reported earlier that Armenia will be purchasing the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus for 3% of the population. 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 shots.

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