Kazakhstan speeds up booster rollout

Minister of Health Azhar Giniyat said 80% of patients have not been vaccinated or were vaccinated 6 months ago.

On August 2, Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov chaired a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kazakhstan, at which the current sanitary and epidemic situation in the Republic was evaluated, the press office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan reported.

Minister of Health Azhar Giniyat emphasised that coronavirus cases are surging in many countries of the world, due in large part to the rise of virus variant Omicron that makes up 95% of all cases.

The Minister noted that a higher incidence of CVI is observed in Kazakhstan since June. The fact that 80% of patients have not been vaccinated or were vaccinated 6 months ago supports the relevance of revaccination, Azhar Giniyat explained.

Alikhan Smailov noted that the rapid increase in cases is observed in the capital and Karaganda Region. He instructed the Ministry of Health to continue to strictly monitor the epidemic situation and take necessary measures to enforce restrictions.

The major prevention tools – wearing mask and social distancing – must be used, the Prime Minister said. He instructed the government agencies to speed up the booster rollout, as low revaccination rates jeopardize the stable epidemic situation.

04 08 2022, 11:59
Photo source: primeminister.kz

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