More than 251 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Vietnam
Localities with low rates of the first booster shot include Quang Nam (54.4%), Binh Dinh (56.1%), Khanh Hoa (54.8%), Dong Nai (46.8%) and Can Tho (53.7%).
Meanwhile, localities with high rates of the first booster shot are Bac Giang (98.1%), Nghe An (99.5%) and Ben Tre (95.4%).
Nearly 12 million people have been given their second booster shot, accounting for 62.5% of people eligible for vaccination.
Currently, localities are speeding up vaccination in the face of the emergence of new sub-variants of the Omicron virus, such as BA.4 and BA.5, throughout the country.
On August 14, the number of coronavirus infections fell to 1,428 in localities nationwide, with a death reported. As many as 106 severe cases are receiving treatment at medical facilities.
Vietnam has so far detected nearly 11.1 million COVID-19 infections, ranking 12th out of 227 countries and territories worldwide. About 43,098 deaths have been confirmed, making up 0.4% of the infections.