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Over 5.6 million people receive at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine

More than 5.6 million people across the country have been administered with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine with other 4.5 million given all recommended doses, accounting for 62.41% of population in the country.

“The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to get vaccinated to reduce the risk of infection, and to get the first and second booster shots,” Dr. Buaphan Khamphaphongphan, Deputy Director General, National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, told a press briefing on Mar 6.

He claimed that many people didn’t know when they could have a booster dose.

“Those who have been fully vaccinated with Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines for two months or longer can be vaccinated with AstraZeneca or Pfizer as a booster shot. If the 3rd injection has been given for more than 3 months, then the 4th shot can be administered,” Dr. Buaphan Khamphaphongphan.

“People with Covid-19 have to wait at least two months after recovery to get their first booster shot,” said Dr. Buaphan Khamphaphong.

Source: Lao News Agency