HCMC plans to provide fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose

Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of HCMC Duong Anh Duc signed a document No.1591/KH-UBND on providing fourth shots of Covid-19 vaccine building sustainable herd immunity to the disease in the community.
HCMC plans to provide fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose ảnh 1 An old people gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Le Van Thinh Hospital in Thu Duc City.

The rollout is aimed at the highest risk groups, including people aged 50 and older (around 1.8 million people), those aged above 18 with immunodeficiency, and specific groups at risk.

According to the document, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved for fourth booster shots. The program aims to protect people who are coming on four months since their first booster (the third shot) and recovered Covid-19 patients who had a third dose.

The People’s Committees of wards, communes, and towns must submit lists of those who should get priority access to a vaccine.

The vaccine program will be kicked off right after receiving Covid-19 vaccines from the Ministry of Health.