Over 98% of HCMC residents administered with first COVID-19 vaccine dose
14:10 | 17/10/2021
VGP – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has administered first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 98.7 percent of residents aged 18 and older, the city’s Center for Disease Control reported Sunday morning.

The daily number of COVID-19 cases in Ho Chi Minh City from July 1 to October 16

Since the southern metropolis kicked off vaccination campaign on June 19, the cumulative vaccine doses inoculated reached 12,571,081 doses, with 5,457,798 fully vaccinated people, representing over 75 percent of the eligible population.

District 5, district 11, Phu Nhuan and Cu chi districts have achieved their target of administering two doses to all residents aged 18 and older while full vaccination coverage rose to 99.8 percent in district 7.

HCMC has been allocated with 14,091,264 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, accounting for 20.39 percent of total vaccines delivered to Viet Nam so far.

The city planned to give vaccine to adolescents aged between 12 and 17 from October 22./.

As of 7:00 pm on Saturday, the city recorded 413,768 infection cases, including 16,151 fatalities since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit Viet Nam on April 27.

The daily number of infections has significantly decreased over the past days, allowing the southern economic hub to gradually reopen economic activities./.

By Quang Minh

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