Mongolia is to receive 1.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine TO BE donated by the Government of Japan with the support of UNICEF. According to L.Ariun-Uchral, press secretary of the Foreign Ministry, it is a part of a USD 21.5 million worth project by UNICEF’s to strengthen Mongolia’s emergency health response to the virus.
The COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna are expected to be airlifted to Mongolia in June.
Mongolia started its vaccination rollout against COVID-19 on 23 February with AstraZeneca donated by India. The country of three million is aiming to vaccinate 60 percent of the population above the age of 18.