These vaccines are part of projects to provide medical equipment from the Austrian Government, organizations and businesses to Vietnam.
Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said that so far, Vietnam has received over 135 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, of which more than 100 million doses have been injected.
The whole country is accelerating the progress of vaccine coverage, including vaccination for children 12-17 years old, which Hans-Peter Glanzer, Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam, assessed as “making great strides in the vaccination campaign.” vaccines against Covid-19″.
According to the Ministry of Health, by the morning of November 16, out of more than 100 million doses of the vaccine that had been injected, nearly 36 million doses were the second dose. Vietnam is preparing a plan to inject the third dose, expected at the end of December and the beginning of the year. In the coming time, priority will be given to the group on the front lines of the fight against the epidemic, the elderly, people with underlying medical conditions… The Ministry of Health is also collecting vaccine needs in 2022 of provinces, cities, and units to have an access plan. vaccine supplies.
At least 17 provinces and cities are vaccinating children 12-17 years old: Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Dien Bien, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang , An Giang, Vinh Long, Binh Duong, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Hau Giang.
The number of doses that have been given to children is more than 1.4 million, reaching a coverage rate of at least one vaccine dose of 15.5% of the population 12 -17 years old).
Ho Chi Minh City is the first locality to organize vaccination for children 12-17 years old. To date, more than 93% of children in this age group have received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.