Pace of vaccination should be increased — Askar Mamin

At the government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country was considered.

Minister of Healthcare Aleksey Tsoy reported on the current situation and the progress of vaccination, akims of Nur-Sultan Altay Kulginov, West Kazakhstan region — Gali Iskaliyev, Pavlodar region — Abylkair Skakov, Atyrau region — Makhambet Dosmukhambetov spoke about the situation in the regions.

At the moment, there is a stabilization tendency in the growth of morbidity. The reproductive index of the virus has slightly decreased and is 0.98. Employment of hospital beds — 42%, intensive care — 28%. There are 9 regions in the red zone: the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent, West Kazakhstan, Akmola, Karaganda, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar and Zhambyl regions.

More than 2.3 million doses of vaccines have been delivered to the regions. The first component vaccinated almost 1.5 million people, the second component — 350 thousand people. This is 15% of the population to be vaccinated. There is an adequate supply of vaccines in warehouses.

“It is necessary not to slow down the gained rate of vaccination, it should only be increased. We are doing everything to maximize the population's need for vaccines against coronavirus and to reduce the level of the pandemic. Special attention should be paid to vaccination of the rural population,” Mamin said.

The Prime Minister stressed that despite the increase in the number of vaccinated people, citizens must continue to strictly comply with the prescribed sanitary standards.

The Head of Government instructed the Ministry of Healthcare, together with akimats, to ensure the maximum vaccination of the rural population with the expansion of the use of mobile vaccination points.

“In May, it is necessary to fulfill the planned volume of vaccinations — over two million people. The introduction of new criteria for limiting the work of socio-economic facilities, as well as exemptions for vaccinated people, should be monitored. This will give more opportunities for activating business, especially in the service sector,” Mamin said.

The Ministry of Information, together with the Ministry of Healthcare, akimats were instructed to expand explanatory work on vaccination, the safety of all vaccines used in Kazakhstan, the possibility of their choice, as well as restrictive measures.

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