So far, 57 percent of Mongolian population above the age of 18 has received the second doses of the Covid-19 vaccines since vaccination rollout started in mid-February. Originally, Mongolia had planned to vaccinate 2 million 67 thousand people above the age of 18, however, since June the country has vaccinated 290 thousand children aged between 12-17 as well as pregnant women.
Unfortunately, the rapid global spread of the Covid-19 Delta Variant is causing serious concern – especially after the first cases of the dangerous mutation were recently registered in Mongolia. Therefore, the Mongolian Government has decided to vaccinate its population with third doses of the vaccines. According to official sources, the third doses will be the AstraZeneca vaccine; the new vaccination rollout will begin in August. The first to receive the third dose will be elderly people above 65 years of age. Then mass vaccination rollout of booster doses will start in October.