Ho Chi Minh City uses AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines for foreigners living in Vietnam

August 06, 2021 | 14:26
Ho Chi Minh City is speeding up vaccination for all people over 18 years of age living in the city, including foreign citizens.
Ho Chi Minh City uses AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines for foreigners living in Vietnam
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On the afternoon of August 5, many foreigners living in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City were vaccinated against COVID-19 at Phu My Hung Sale Gallery. According to the plan, the district will organise additional major vaccination venues for the 18,000 foreigners living and working in the area.

Specifically, foreigners aged 18 to 70 are getting COVID-19 vaccine jabs from AstraZeneca and Moderna according to guidance from the Ministry of Health.

Ho Chi Minh City aims to vaccinate 70 per cent of the city’s population in August.

Tran Quang Quynh, chairman of the People's Committee of Tan Phu ward, District 7 said that local authorities did not encounter many obstacles when rolling out vaccination for foreigners.

There are around 8,000 foreigners living in Tan Phu ward. Most of them are South Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, British, Australian, and American.

Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, Chairwoman of Tan Phong Ward People's Committee noted that in the coming days, the local authority in Phu My Hung will notify foreigners living in the area via phone messages about the vaccination programme.

In addition, as foreigners often live in apartments, Tan Phu and Tan Phong wards will actively coordinate with the management boards of apartments to provide timely information to foreigners.

So far in District 7, around 84,298 people have been vaccinated, reaching 46.83 per cent of the plan.

The district will also organise vaccination for nearly 18,000 foreigners with 106 different nationalities living and working there if they are eligible for vaccination according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health.

By Tri Lam

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