Hanoi plans to give COVID-19 booster shots to adults next year
Hanoi's Center for Disease Control (CDC Hanoi) has announced plans to complete the vaccination process and give adults their second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as preparing booster shots for next year.
Khong Minh Tuan, deputy director of CDC Hanoi, said on October 21 the remaining two months of the year will see the vaccination campaign for local residents aged 18 and above completed.
Hanoi is also reviewing the number of children who must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in three age groups, including from three to 11, 12 to 15, and 16 to 17.
Simultaneously, the capital plans to immunise children aged 12 to 17 and is ready to devise a plan to give COVID-19 vaccines to kids aged three and above in 2022.
In addition, the vaccination plan for the third and fourth doses for adults aged 18 and above is anticipated to be launched next year.
So far, Hanoi has injected 7.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to local residents.
The capital city has brought the latest coronavirus outbreak under control, with several positive cases detected daily in quarantine areas.
Since the start of the fourth outbreak of COVID-19 that began on April 27, the capital has logged a total 4,137 infections, including 1,606 cases found within the community.