40% of Kurdistan region vaccinated against COVID-19, Health Minister says
A COVID-19 Center in the Kurdistan region.
photo: KurdSat English
Very few people have received a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Health Minister Saman Barzanji, said that 2 million 931 thousand 474 doses of coronavirus vaccine had been given to citizens in the Kurdistan region.
The minister also said that 49.6 % of Kurdistan region citizens aged 18 years had received a dose COVID-19 vaccine, 40.2 % of citizens over 18 years have received the second dose, while only 2 % of citizens over 18 years of age received the third dose.
Many people in the Kurdistan region lost their lives in the global pandemic that shut down the world for months.