According to the Ministry of Health, by 8th April, 93% of eligible adults had gotten their first dose and officials said 472,139 people between ages 18 and 104 had been vaccinated as of that date.
Source : NPR
A health worker vaccinates a Buddhist monk sitting in front of a portrait of Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck at a secondary school in Bhutan on March 27, the first day of the country's vaccination campaign.
Almost all Bhutan's eligible population got vaccinated within less than two weeks.
In a statement, Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo described the campaign as a "sense of purpose that each of us is embracing to protect our country and the people we love." She insisted individuals get vaccinated to save themselves and their communities.
"His Majesty the King has shared thoughts about taking the vaccine only after every eligible person in the country received their shots safely," she said. "All of us must come forward so that we make way for His Majesty to receive the vaccine as soon as possible.
The curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, United States, Bahrain and other countries that known for vaccinating people rapidly, a clear picture got knows through graphical representation.
Covid Norms in Bhutan:
Bhutan has recorded around 910 Covid cases with one death so far. It has a mandatory 21-day quarantine for all people arriving in the country. All schools and educational institutions are open and strictly adhering to Covid-19 safety norms.
From India in January, Bhutan received its first 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine but the shots were distributed beginning in late March to coincide with auspicious dates in Buddhist astrology. The first dose was given to a woman born in the Year of the Monkey, accompanied by chants of Buddhist prayers.
Jabs were still being supplied to those who could not get vaccinated during the campaign period and that the country had enough doses to cover its entire population.