Hanoi ready to vaccinate 5.1 million people

July 22, 2021 | 14:57
Hanoi is setting up all facilities and human resources to prepare for the vaccination of 5.1 million people.
Hanoi ready to vaccinate 5.1 million people
Hanoi is preparing to extend its vaccination campaign

In a talk with media yesterday (July 21, 2021), Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh affirmed vaccine equality for everyone. He asked all people of sufficient health and age to be vaccinated once vaccines are available.

The chairman said that the city will receive several million doses of vaccines from the Ministry of Health and is planning to administer 200,000 doses a day to vaccinate millions of people in a short time.

According to Circular No.34/2018/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health, the city needs to set up about 1,000-1,200 injection stations to be able to accommodate this capacity. At present, Hanoi already has 704 injection stations and needs only set up around 500 more.

The chairman asked health authorities to set up the remaining facilities and storage for vaccines of various types and brands. The city will mobilise 100 emergency teams to support COVID-19 vaccination.

Under the plan of Hanoi People's Committee, 5.1 million people in the city are of a vaccine-appropriate age (between 18 and 65 years old) who will be divided into 10 groups of varying priority to be injected.

As of date, 124 million doses from various sources have been committed to Vietnam by the end of 2021. Due to the limited supply across the globe, Vietnam has received about nine million doses so far.

As of July 19, around 4.3 million doses of vaccines have been administered to 4.4 per cent of Vietnam's population.

About four million people have received the first dose (4.1 per cent of the population) and 306,475 people have received their second shots (0.3 per cent of the population). Thus, nearly 4.7 million doses of vaccines received have not been used yet.

By Nguyen Huong

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