Ho Chi Minh City has received the largest number of Covid-19 vaccine doses in the country, with a total so far of nearly 4.1 million doses.
Vietnam has just received 1,074,380 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Accordingly, 659,500 doses purchased through VNVC were allocated to HCM City and 414,880 doses from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland were distributed to Hanoi.
On August 3, the Ministry of Health adjusted Decision 3600/BYT-QD on the allocation of Covid-19 vaccines to allocate an additional 319,000 vaccine doses to Ho Chi Minh City and 284,000 doses to Hanoi.
In total, Ho Chi Minh City will get an additional 978,500 doses and Hanoi 698,880 doses.
In the last three rounds of vaccine distribution, Ho Chi Minh City received 1,148,500 doses and Hanoi 868,880 doses. In addition, hospitals and agencies in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi were allocated 40,000 and 74,500 doses, respectively, in these phases, to vaccinate local residents.
According to the Ministry of Health, so far Ho Chi Minh City has been allocated the highest number of vaccine doses - 4,075,270, covering 29% of the population aged 18 and over.
Hanoi ranks second, with 2,943,770 vaccine doses, covering 26% of the population aged 18 and over.
By 8:30 a.m. on August 2, Ho Chi Minh City finished the fifth round of vaccination, with 930,000 doses allocated by the Ministry of Health. HCM City’s Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc on August 3 said that the city had entered the 6th round of vaccination, which will last until the end of August. During this round, the city still uses three types of vaccines - AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna. Sinopharm vaccine of China is still waiting for the Ministry of Health to verify its safety, so it will not be used in this round of vaccination.
According to the National Expanded Immunization Program, by August 2, Vietnam had administered 6,959,197 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, including 6,246,333 first shots and 712,864 second shots.
The total number of vaccine doses available in the country is more than 17 million, including AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm and Sputnik V vaccines.
Tu Anh - Nguyen Lien