Over 2 million coronavirus vaccine doses given to people in Kurdistan: Minister

A man displays a package of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine as Iraqis get vaccinated against COVID-19 at a private nursing home in Baghdad on March 2, 2021. (AFP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — More than 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given to people in the Kurdistan Region, health minister Saman Barzinji said on Tuesday.

Barzinji said in a statement that 2,820,509 doses had been provided to the Kurdistan Region since last year.

As many as 2,049,565 doses were given to the Region’s people while 770,944 doses were still available at the vaccination centers, he added.

Thirty-six percent of those who received the first dose were above 18 years old while 27% were above 12 years, the minister stated.

Twenty-seven percent of people who received the second dose were above 18 years while 20% were above 12 years.

The Kurdistan Region has recorded a total of 389,901 coronavirus infections including 7,166 deaths since the pandemic in March 2020, according to the minister. 

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