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4% of Armenia's vaccinations given to foreign nationals

4% of Armenia's vaccinations given to foreign nationals

September 6, 2021 – 18:47 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – 4% of all people who have received the coronavirus vaccine in Armenia are foreign nationals, the country’s health authorities said on Monday, September 6.

A total of 303,325 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Armenia since the rollout of the vaccination program in the country, the Ministry of Health revealed.

Armenia is currently using AstraZeneca, Sputnik-V, Sinopharm and CoronaVac vaccines to inoculate people aged above 18. 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 and tourists too can receive the jabs free of charge. Beginning from July 15, however, travelers will need to spend 10 days in the country to become eligible for the shots.

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Armenia grew by 239 to reach 245,264 on Monday. So far, 229,559 people have recovered, 4924 have died from the coronavirus in the country, while 1164 others carrying the virus have died from other causes.

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