June 3, 2021 – 10:52 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – 36,927 people – or 1.27% of the population – have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in Armenia, the Armenian service of RFE/RL reports citing health authorities.
A recent study showed that 71% of Armenians wouldn’t get vaccinated against Covid-19 if vaccines were available. The nationwide poll was conducted by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research.
Face coverings are no longer required outdoors in Armenia beginning from June 1. Vaccinated people, meanwhile, can take their masks off in all settings, whether outdoors or indoors, from July 1.
Armenia is currently using AstraZeneca and CoronaVac vaccines to inoculate people aged above 18, while folks with underlying health conditions and healthcare and social care workers under the age of 54 are getting Sputnik-V shots. The vaccination program rolled out across the country in mid-April, with health authorities also setting up mobile vaccination facilities near shopping malls and on major streets in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Foreigners currently residing in Armenia too can receive the jabs free of charge.