The Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCM City, the Health Center of Hai Duong Province and Kim Thanh District Medical Center in Hai Duong.

The vaccination started at 8am. Nearly 300 health workers who directly treat Covid-19 patients were the first who were vaccinated.

Three Deputy Ministers of Health – Mr. Tran Van Thuan, Mr. Nguyen Truong Son and Mr. Do Xuan Tuyen – were present at the vaccination sites for monitoring.

Each person received 1 dose of 0.5 ml. The second dose will be injected in 3 months. The person had to stay at the vaccination site for 30 minutes and monitored at home for the first 24 hours.

Vietnam has received 117,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. The Ministry of Health delivered 71,000 doses to the Centers for Disease Control in 13 Covid-19-hit provinces and cities, 30,000 doses to the Ministry of Defense, and 5,200 doses to 21 medical facilities treating Covid-19 patients.

This year, Vietnam plans to inject at least 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, the largest immunization campaign in the country ever.

This morning, the first 151 people were vaccinated in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Duong. In the afternoon, 130 people were vaccinated in Hanoi and HCM City.

Ms. Rana Flower, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)’s representative in Vietnam, said the agency had contacted 10 international airlines to transport vaccines for free to 92 poor and low-income countries participating in the COVAX Facility alliance. Vietnam is one of the member countries of COVAX. When Vietnam meets the requirements, COVAX will deliver 1.2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in March and 2.8 million doses in April. 

Dr. Kidong Park, Chief Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Vietnam, said that AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine used in Vietnam was licensed and manufactured in Korea. 

This vaccine has undergone a very rigorous research and testing process, ensuring safety, and approved by WHO for use in an emergency epidemic situation. This is the biggest vaccination campaign in human history. 

Worldwide, Covid-19 vaccine is in short supply, said Dr. Park, although all countries want their people to be vaccinated, but the number of vaccines is still very limited. 

In the context of limited vaccines, WHO very much welcomes the Vietnamese government's direction of giving priority vaccination to priority groups based on risk assessment, said Park. 

The WHO representative also emphasized that, although the vaccine has been tested to meet safe vaccination, this is the first time the world has produced a vaccine in just one year. He emphasized the need to have follow-up after 48 hours of vaccination as well as follow-up at home.

In Hai Duong, 80 people in the high-risk group were vaccinated first, including 50 people at the Hai Duong City Medical Center and 30 people at Kim Thanh District Health Center.

Ho Chi Minh City started to vaccinate at 9:30am. Doctor Du Le Thanh Xuan, from the Rehabilitation Ward of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases of Ho Chi Minh City was the first to be vaccinated. 

In Hanoi, Mr. Truong Van Truong, a staff of the Emergency Ward was one of the first who were vaccinated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases. 

Dr. Pham Thi Nguyet Quyen, from the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, was the second person to be vaccinated this morning. 

In Hanoi, at 7:50 a.m., Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan was present at the vaccination site of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases. 

Dr. Vu Minh Dien, Deputy Director of the Center for Disease Control and Vaccination of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said that in the first phase of vaccination, 420 medical workers of his hospital will receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

On March 8, the first 100 medical staff of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases were vaccinated. The remaining 320 staff members will be vaccinated tomorrow.

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One of the first people who were vaccinated in Hai Duong on March 8.

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Ms. Do Thi Nhai, born in 1983, a medical worker of Tan Hung ward, was among the first who were vaccinated at this site.

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Le Thanh Lam, born in 1989, manages volunteers in a quarantine zone in ​​Hai Duong City.

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In Ho Chi Minh City, 20 medical workers were vaccinated this morning.

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In Ho Chi Minh City, 100 medical staff at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases were the first to receive Covid-19 vaccination.

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Photo: Ms. Rana Flower, UNICEF’s representative in Vietnam

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Dr. Kidong Park, Chief Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Vietnam

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A press conference chaired by Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan was held at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi at 10am.

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At 8:06 am, the first people were vaccinated at the Medical Center of Kim Thanh district in Hai Duong province.

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Ms. Pham Thi Tuyet Nhung was the first person to be vaccinated at Hai Duong City Health Center

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Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen directly injected Ms. Do Thi Nhai

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Doctor Vu Cong Danh, who treats Covid-19 patients at Hai Duong Field Hospital No. 2, was vaccinated this morning.

 
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Ho Chi Minh City started to vaccinate at 9:30am. Doctor Du Le Thanh Xuan, from the Rehabilitation Ward of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases of Ho Chi Minh City was the first to be vaccinated.Covid-19 vaccine,vaccination in vietnam,hai duong,hanoi,hcm city

 In Hanoi, 100 health workers of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases were vaccinated today. 

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In Hanoi, Mr. Truong Van Truong, a staff of the Emergency Ward was one of the first who were vaccinated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

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Dr. Pham Thi Nguyet Quyen, from the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, was the second person to be vaccinated this morning.

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The Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases received the vaccine.

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Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son

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Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen was present at the Hai Duong City Medical Center this morning.Covid-19 vaccine,vaccination in vietnam,hai duong,hanoi,hcm city
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At the Medical Center of Kim Thanh district, Hai Duong province

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At the Medical Center of Hai Duong

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Medical workers at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCM City received the vaccine from VNVC

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A vaccination site in Hai Duong province.

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Officials of Kim Thanh district, Hai Duong province check the vaccination sites

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A truck carrying vaccines from the cold storage system of VNCV arrives at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

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A representative of VNVC instructs reporters to ensure safety rules in the vaccination area.

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The truck carrying vaccine arrives at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi

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The vaccination site of ​​the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

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The truck carrying vaccines Covid-19 at the Medical Center of Kim Thanh district

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The medical staff are ready for the first vaccination in Hai DuongCovid-19 vaccine,vaccination in vietnam,hai duong,hanoi,hcm city

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Three specialized trucks carrying vaccine begin to move to the vaccination site in Hai Duong.

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In Hanoi, the first batch of vaccines were moved from VNVC's storage to specialized trucks to transport to vaccination sites.

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