Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said the fourth shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines with 288,000 doses, which arrived in Vietnam on May 25, was delivered to the authorities of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh provinces. Along with the vaccines allocated previously, the two provinces currently have more than 150,000 doses each to vaccinate workers at local industrial parks.

Deputy Minister Tuyen went to Bac Ninh on May 27 afternoon to inspect the vaccination. He said that the vaccinations in two provinces are expected to be completed within 3-5 days.

On May 27, 100 workers at Funing Precision Component Company in Bac Ninh and 300 workers at Phu Hong company in Bac Giang were vaccinated.

Mr. Tuyen said that according to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s instruction, from now on, besides the frontline forces against the pandemic, workers at industrial parks would be a priority for Covid vaccinations. The workers in Bac Ninh and Bac Giang will be vaccinated first, then those in other provinces.

The health official added that in the coming time Vietnam will have more vaccines from various sources. As the expiration date is not long, the vaccines must be used within a certain period of time. Therefore, all provinces, including those not yet hit by Covid-19, must immediately establish vaccination training teams.

"Provinces must be proactive so that when the vaccine arrives, they can immediately carry out vaccination campaigns on a large scale," the Deputy Minister said.

Chairwoman of the Bac Ninh People’s Committee Nguyen Huong Giang said about 90,000 workers will be vaccinated in the coming time.

Some 140,000 more workers in the two provinces are to receive shots soon.

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