Fifth phase of Covid-19 vaccination begins in HCM City
The fifth phase of Covid-19 vaccination program in HCM City begins today, July 22, with more than 930,000 Covid-19 doses of vaccines, including AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Sinopharm at over 600 vaccination sites throughout the city.
Some photos taken by VietNamNet at vaccination sites in HCM City this morning:
The priority people in this phase include people aged 65 or older; those with underlying health conditions; people credited with revolutionary service; the frontline forces, volunteers in charitable, prevention and control activities; poor people and persons at higher risk from coronavirus.
At Lanh Binh Thang sports center in District 11.
At least two vaccination sites are set up in each ward and commune, aiming to vaccinating 120 people/day.
The program will be carried out at 20 hospitals and 624 vaccination stations with 120 doses of vaccines of each site per day in two weeks. In 624 locations, the vaccination drive will be conducted at 615 sites while the remaining places that are blocked areas have to wait until they’re safe to lift blockade orders.
The medical screening exams have been carefully implemented for those aged 65 or older who are people with underlying health conditions before vaccinating. The vaccination process is under strict safety measures against Covid-19, using technology for scheduling appointments to ensure social distancing.
Vaccination sites opens from 7.20am.
HCM City will receive two million more doses in the end of July and over three million in the beginning of September, according to the Ministry of Health.
People are waiting for their turn at a vaccination site.
As many as 930,000 people will be vaccinated within 2-3 weeks.
Ho Chi Minh City is carrying out a plan of Covid-19 vaccination for consular officers and foreigners in the city.