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Second nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive will commence from tomorrow

The second nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign will begin tomorrow. As per the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group’s recommendation, the government will go ahead with the mix and match approach meaning some will get Moderna as the second dose after taking AstraZeneca as the first dose. However, AstraZeneca will also be available for those wishing to take the vaccine.

PM gets Moderna for second dose

As the nation gears for the second nationwide vaccine rollout next Tuesday, the Prime Minister, leading a team of volunteers received Moderna as the second dose of vaccination today. Prime Minister took the vaccine ahead of the nationwide rollout to share the experience as the Moderna vaccine is being used for the first time in the country. 

Opposition asks government to clarify on mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines issue

The Opposition Party is asking the government to clarify the doubts and apprehensions hovering over the issue of the mix-and-match of COVID-19 vaccines. According to a press release from the party, the government should provide complete information and transparency to the people.

PM to receive Moderna vaccine as the second dose; recommends mix-and-match approach

Amid increasing concerns and apprehensions on the mix-and-match approach of vaccination against COVID-19, a Press Release from the Prime Minister’s Office recommends taking Moderna vaccine as a second dose. According to the release, studies have proven that taking a different vaccine for different doses develops stronger immunity against the virus. However, the government will also provide choices for vaccines.

Samtse town begins restrictive relaxations of lockdown

With no positive cases from the community since Thursday last week, the lockdown in Samtse Throm has been relaxed from today. Samtse town has been under lockdown since Monday last week after a woman tested positive for coronavirus.

Bhutan receives close to 122,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Denmark

Bhutan received 121,900 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Denmark yesterday. The country committed 250,000 doses to Bhutan. The remaining doses are expected to arrive next week.

NI-TAG recommends mixing COVID vaccines for second jab

The National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NI-TAG) of the country recommends a mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines for the second nationwide vaccination rollout. This according to the group is because of its efficacy. As per international studies, using different brands for the first and second doses gives good protection against the virus.  

A gift of 500,000 doses of Moderna vaccine from the US

Bhutan is all set for the second dose of the COVID vaccine. The second nationwide campaign will start next Tuesday. Five hundred thousand doses of the Moderna vaccine reach the country today.

US dispatches 500,000 doses of Moderna vaccine for Bhutan: White House Press Secretary

Bhutan will be receiving 500,000 doses of Moderna vaccine from the United States of America in the coming days. The White House Press Secretary confirmed that the US government dispatched the doses yesterday.

Import and Export via Phuentshogling to cease during lockdown

Import and export of goods via Phuentshogling will be stopped during the two-week lockdown. According to a news release from the Prime Minister’s Office, this is following feedback from the town’s residents to enhance the effectiveness of the lockdown.

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