Kazakhstan vaccinates over 35,000 people with Pfizer

Kazakhstan vaccinates over 35,000 people with Pfizer

More than 35,000 people in Kazakhstan received Pfizer vaccine. Adolescents, nursing and pregnant women continue to get vaccinated with the U.S.-made vaccine against coronavirus. According to Kazakh Health Minister Alexey Tsoy, the immunization is well underway. 645,000 doses of this vaccine were delivered to the country.

“To date, 35,012 people subject to vaccination received their shots. 26,354 out of them are children and 8,658 – pregnant and nursing women. The vaccine keeps coming every week,” said Alexey Tsoy.

Meanwhile, children receive vaccine only with parental consent, the ministry reported. Despite the fact that many parents are skeptical about immunizing their children, experts say that the vaccine is completely safe and does not cause side effects.

“Pfizer vaccine does not consist of live virus, it does not cause the coronavirus infection. The components of the mRNA vaccine do not have a negative effect on the human body. Do not rely on erroneous information, for example, that this may lead to genetic infertility in the future. The vaccine is safe and has gone through all three clinical trials,” said Aidana Yergassen, Chief Expert, Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Committee, Health Ministry.

The coronavirus vaccination campaign in Kazakhstan continues. The minister reported that 7,969,940 people have been immunized with two components. The booster vaccination has been actively carried out in the country since yesterday.


Translation by Saniya Sakenova

Editing by Saule Mukhamejanova