Tibet inaugurates mobile vaccination vans to reach remote residents

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Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has recently rolled out its first mobile vaccination van to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the locals, according to local health authorities.

Targeting in remote areas and vulnerable groups including children and senior residents, the mobile vaccination vans had come into use in Xigaze’s Samdrutse District, where the vaccination rate was about 60 per cent.

The data from the district health commission had showed on Wednesday.

About 1,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be administered daily.

“The mobile vaccination van will drive to schools and nursing homes for the elderly to provide door-to-door services,’’ said Soinam Pedron, director of the district health commission.

The vans were jointly donated by officials from east China’s Qingdao participating in a pairing-up programme in Tibet, and Qingdao Haier Biomedical Co., Ltd.

The vehicles were technically equipped to adapt to the plateau environment and run smoothly on rugged roads.