On November 16, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin supported the proposal to allocate the Pfizer vaccine to the commercial segment of the market at a government meeting on the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country, the press office of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported to CentralAsia.news.
Noting an increase in morbidity rates in many European countries, the Prime Minister instructed that the measures to ensure compliance with sanitation regulations and monitor their implementation continue in the country. In this regard, the emphasis was placed on the particular importance of achieving adequate vaccination and revaccination coverage levels.
The Prime Minister said vaccination in adolescents, pregnant and lactating women had started throughout the country in line with the WHO recommendations to roll out vaccine campaigns for more categories. For this purpose, the Pfizer vaccine has been distributed to the regions.
Askar Mamin approved the initiative to make the vaccine available on a paid basis, so that citizens would get the vaccine they needed for a fee.
In Kazakhstan, a revaccination campaign will run early next week. Citizens who received the two-component vaccine 6-9 months ago will get revaccinated.