In the same media conference, the Minister of Health also explained that so far, 8 thousand and 4 hundred people have been vaccinated, comprising the frontliners. Yang Berhormat said, the vaccination programme is running a bit slow due to the temporary delay in the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
According to the Minister of Health, the main purpose of the vaccine is to relieve the symptoms of infection and to prevent from suffering severe pain. Yang berhormat added, vaccination will not prevent COVID-19 infection, but if infected, the symptoms of infection will be very mild.
Meanwhile, Pengiran Doctor Khalifah bin Pengiran Haji Ismail,
the Director General of Medicine and Health explained that at this time, the Ministry of Health prioritizes giving vaccines to frontliners with 8 thousand having been vaccinated.
Doctor Haji Zulaidi bin Haji Abdul Latif, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health explained on the supply of vaccines. He said, the country still has a supply of Sinopharm and Astrazeneca vaccines with the supply of Moderna vaccine expected to arrive in mid -June next year.
Source: Radio Television Brunei