Ho Chi Minh City vaccinates nearly 18,000 foreigners from District 7

August 09, 2021 | 13:18
Ho Chi Minh City has carried out vaccination for more than 17,775 foreigners from 106 countries and territories.

District 7 has implemented a pilot programme to vaccinate about 18,000 foreigners living and working in the district. Foreigers received AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines depending on their health conditions. This is part of Vietnam's efforts to accelerate the fair and equitable vaccination drive for its population and expats in the country.

According to data provided by foreign embassies and consulates, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Foreign Affairs has counted more than 210,000 expats living and working in Ho Chi Minh City wishing to be vaccinated.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, many countries have actively donated medical equipment and vaccines to Vietnam, most of which are distributed to Ho Chi Minh City. Meanwhile, Vietnamese citizens have also received vaccination as citizens of the host countries overseas. On that basis, the Department of Foreign Affairs proposed the City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control to agree to deploy vaccination for foreigners studying and working in the city within the city's resources.

Ho Chi Minh City vaccinates nearly 18,000 foreigners from District 7
Expats were supported to fill in the forms before receiving their shot
Ho Chi Minh City vaccinates nearly 18,000 foreigners from District 7
Many foreigners are living and working in Phu My Hung Urban Area, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City vaccinates nearly 18,000 foreigners from District 7

Ian Brocon, a resident living in District 7's Riverside Residence condominium felt comfortable and safe after the injection

Ho Chi Minh City vaccinates nearly 18,000 foreigners from District 7
Alexandr Zueva, a resident of Midtown project expressed his gratitude to the organizers for the fast and safe vaccination
Ho Chi Minh City vaccinates nearly 18,000 foreigners from District 7
Expats make an important contribution to the municpal city's socio-economic development
Ho Chi Minh City vaccinates nearly 18,000 foreigners from District 7
About 84,298 people including locals and foreigners have been vaccinated in District 7, fulfilling 46.83 per cent of the target
Ho Chi Minh City vaccinates nearly 18,000 foreigners from District 7
In the coming time, District 7 strives to vaccinate over 70 per cent of its population against COVID-19, creating herd immunity in the community

By Le Toan - Thanh Van

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