The vaccine doses will be delivered under the COVAX programme in the first half of this year.
Tajikistan will receive 732,000 AstraZeneca vaccine under the COVAX programme. They would be delivered to the Republic by the end of the first half of this year, starting from late February, the press office of the United Nations reported on February 3.
The World Health Organization intends to deliver the vaccine to 145 countries and cover about 3.3% of their populations under the COVAX initiative. These include both rich states and low-income states.
Minister of Health of Tajikistan Jamoliddin Abdullozoda said health and social workers, adults aged over 50 and people with chronic non-infectious diseases would be the first to receive the vaccine.
As was reported, no new coronavirus cases had been reported in Tajikistan since January 11. The number of infected citizens in the country totalled 13,308; 90 people were reported to die.