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Possible start date of mass vaccination against coronavirus in Uzbekistan announced 

The vaccination process will take place gradually, Deputy Head of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health Service Botirjon Kurbanov said.

According to him, the first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which Uzbekistan has reserved under the COVAX program, will be delivered in a month.

Thus, the start of mass vaccinations is scheduled for late February or early March.

“The vaccination process will cover the whole country, but this will happen gradually. At the first stage, 100,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines are ordered. At the next stage, as other licensed vaccines appear, they will also be used,” Kurbanov said.

Earlier, the head of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health Service, Bakhodir Yusupaliyev, said that in cooperation with the Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunization (GAVI), work is underway to import 100 thousand doses of the Comirnaty coronavirus vaccine produced by the American company Pfizer and the German company BioNTech into Uzbekistan.

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