The Minister of Health in the media conference also shared that on the 14th of October 2021, 6,519 individuals have received the COVID-19 vaccine injection.
This means that, under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 339,667 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is 74.9 per cent of the total population. Meanwhile, 224,028 individuals have completed the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is 49.4 per cent of the total population.
The Ministry of Health informed that the Ministry is organising the administration of a third dose for certain groups that have been identified as frontliners. This is as an additional protective measure for those at high risk of COVID-19 infection. The administration of the third dose will be implemented in phases. Therefore, anyone who has received a second dose in May 2021 will be given an appointment to get a third dose. Those who have been identified will be notified via SMS to the mobile phone number registered in their respective BruHIMS system.