3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine deployed in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam on the 1st day

Today (on December 10), the 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine started to be injected to those prioritized for vaccination such as medical forces, police, military, and people with declining status. immune... in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

As noted by the reporter, at the injection point of Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry (Ward 4, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam), many police officers and medical forces in the district were present to complete the procedure and inject the 3rd dose.

In the morning, the city's health sector will give injections to about 1,000 medical staff, police and about 1,000 people of the military force in the afternoon. Vaccination preparation is carried out strictly and methodically, ensuring regulations on epidemic prevention and control.

Mr. Nguyen Van Chien,a police of Go Vap district said that he feels very happy that the goverment has given him an opportunity to receive the 3rd injection. According to Mr. Chien, the 3rd injection not only protects his health. but also help in creating community immunity, especially when new variant of Covid appears in the world.

And Doctor Nguyen Le Hung, Go Vap District Hospital shared: “Up till now, I have regularly participated voluntary work of epidemic prevention and control in the area. I was given the 1st injection in April, the 2nd in June, and am now eligible for the 3rd injection. I find the booster injection very necessary, especially when the epidemic has been more and more complicated nowsaday.” 

Le Van Hoang, who is in charge of the injection point of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry, said that Go Vap district is deploying the 3rd injection for people in the frontline forces (police, military, health care, community COVID groups ...). Following the plan, the 3rd injection campaign will last for a month. However, changes can happen depending on the source of the vaccine.

“The speed of injection depends on the source of the vaccine, if the vaccine is enough, we will complete the injection soon. For the 3rd injection, we will run the campain from Monday to Sunday, excluding public holidays to help the people,” said Mr. Hoang.

The injection site is professionally operated by the Go Vap District Health Center and supported by volunteers from the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City. It is expected that each injection site will have 50 people.

On the same day, Go Vap district organized additional injections for people who are 18 years and over with immunocompromised status at the Department of Community Support and Counseling (Ward 17, Go Vap District).

Nguyen Kim

Source: Cổng thông tin điện tử Chính phủ

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