VIENTIANE, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The next target group of frontline medical staff is scheduled to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after more than 100 people vaccinated earlier showed no side effects.

The vaccine, which was first administered in late November 2020, produced good results, local daily Vientiane Times on Wednesday quoted Deputy Minister of Health, Phouthone Muongpak, as saying.

The first group of frontline officials including medical staff had their first vaccination in late November and the second in December.

"There were no side effects or problematic symptoms," said Phouthone.

The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Laos remains at 41, and 40 of them have recovered while one remains under observation in the hospital.

Laos confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases on March 24.