Vietnam speeds up virus vaccination programme

14 September 2021
2021-09-14 10:38

Vietnam is speeding up its vaccination program as it attempts to loosen coronavirus lockdown restrictions in major cities by the end of September.

In the capital Hanoi, which has been under a lockdown order since July, health workers are working through the night to give the COVID-19 vaccine jabs.  About 80 per cent of the city's 5.7 million adults have received at least one shot. It aims for 100 percent by the end of the week.

In Ho Chi Minh City, over 95 percent of the adult population have received first shots.  Among measures to cope with the shortage, Vietnam's health authority has allowed the mixture of vaccines for the second shot so people can be fully vaccinated.  It is currently using AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Vero Cell, a Chinese made vaccine.

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