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Department of Communicable Diseases Control warns against fake news on Covid-19 booster ban

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay has urged the public to ignore fake news going viral on social media which falsely claims that authorities have imposed ban on administering Covid-19 booster.

“Everyone should analyse the information they have received before forwarding it. They must take into account whether it is true or false,” said today Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay.

“All members of the public are highly recommended to get information from the official website of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, the Facebook page of the Centre of Information and Education for Health of the Ministry of Health, Lao National TV, Lao National Radio, and newspapers,” he added.

Over 7.6 million people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with over 4.29 million people (58.4% of population) vaccinated with first dose and over 3.31 million (45.13%) given all recommended doses, according to the health official.

Meanwhile, the ratio of population, aged between 12-17 and vaccinated against Covid-19, has reached 35.3%.

Source: Lao News Agency