Pfizer Jabs Set to Begin Next Week in Vientiane

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Pfizer jabs to start next week in Vientiane

Laos is to roll out its Pfizer vaccinations to the elderly and those with underlying conditions in Vientiane next week.

According to a report by Pasaxon, the Lao government aims to reach 50% of the population in its vaccination drive throughout 2021.

Director of the Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, Dr. Phonepaseuth Ounaphom, says the Lao government has set a goal of vaccinating 3.7 million individuals across the country against Coronavirus.

A total of over 600,000 people in Laos have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines, while over 100,000 have received their second dose, says Dr. Phonepaseuth.

“Laos has currently already received 1.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, including Sputnik-v, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, and now Pfizer,” Dr. Phonepaseuth added.

Meanwhile, authorities will launch the first round of Pfizer vaccinations to people over 60 and those with underlying health conditions next week, according to a statement issued by The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The Pfizer vaccinations will begin on 15 June in Vientiane Capital and later expand to other high-risk areas such as Bokeo, Champasack, and Savannakhet.