VN To Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccination As Expiry Dates Near
16:14 | 06/04/2021
VGP - The Ministry of Health has urged all 63 cities and provinces to submit lists of priority groups for free COVID-19 vaccination prior to April 15 to get these groups vaccinated as vaccine expiry dates near.

Viet Nam has received 928,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine so far this year, including 811,200 delivered through the COVAX Facility last week.

The Southeast Asian nation is expected to receive around 3.4 million doses of COVAX vaccine by the end of May, said the ministry.

There have been 52,868 people vaccinated in 19 provinces and cities since March 8 when the country started national inoculation program.

Priority groups for free COVID-19 vaccination are:

1. Front line workers: Health workers, members of committees for COVID-19 prevention and control, quarantine and contact-tracing staff, reporters, military and public security forces joining COVID-19 prevention and control work.

2. Vietnamese diplomats and their relatives, staff members of diplomatic corps and UN agencies in Viet Nam

3. Ccustoms and immigration officers

4. Essential service workers in such sectors like aviation, transport, tourism, electricity and water supply, etc

5. Teachers and those who work at education and training facilities, those who work at State agencies and have regular contact with various people

6. People with chronic illnesses

7. People aged above 65

8. Residents in pandemic-hit areas

9. Poor people, social policy beneficiaries

10. Those who will be sent abroad for learning and working./.

By Ngoc Van

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