19.04.2021, 11:37

HCMC starts second Covid-19 vaccination phase today

HCMC starts second Covid-19 vaccination phase today

A medical worker is injected with the Covid-19 vaccine. HCMC starts the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination today, April 19 – PHOTO: DISTRICT 4 MEDICAL CENTER

HCMC – HCMC today, April 19, started the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination in the city for medical workers and those working at the international passenger terminal of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

According to the municipal Center for Disease Control (HCDC), the second phase is expected to end by April 30. The city has been given an additional 58,250 doses of the vaccine.

Of the total, 45,190 doses will be reserved for the medical staff at both public and private medical centers and hospitals under the Ministry of Health. Meanwhile, 2,000 other doses will be for employees in contact with those entering Vietnam at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport and more than 9,000 remaining doses will be kept for medical workers who have received the first shot of the vaccine.

At a recent online meeting to discuss the second vaccination phase, HCDC Director Nguyen Tri Dung asked all agencies responsible for the vaccination to prepare sufficient first aid kits.

Medical centers should work out plans to cooperate with their nearest hospitals to ensure quick treatment for those showing abnormal symptoms after receiving the vaccine.

As of April 15, the city had injected more than 8,200 people with the vaccine.

The Ministry of Health has asked localities to complete the vaccination before May 5, otherwise it will take back the vaccine.