Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade Le Huynh Minh Tu said that the Department and businesses in the field strive to ensure the supply of gasoline despite difficulties.
The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) has controlled the transfer of vaccines between localities and worked with UNICEF to receive the Moderna vaccine as soon as possible, ensuring that children from 6 to under 12 years old receive the full dose of the vaccine.
Vietnam rushed to administer the fourth doses of Covid-19 vaccine to those aged 50 and over, people aged 18 years or older with immunocompromised, and people aged 18 years or older who are in the high-risk group for exposure to Covid-19 such as health workers, frontline staff, workers, people working in industrial parks.
As of April 23 afternoon, 374,255 doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered to children from 5 to under 12 years old in 41 out of the 63 provinces and cities nationwide, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Districts and Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City, on the morning of April 16, simultaneously rolled out Covid-19 vaccination at 109 places for sixth-grade students downwards in the city. Moments of both joy and suspense are common sentiments of parents and students.
With the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations for 5-to-11-year-olds to start Saturday, children already infected with Covid and children with acute medical symptoms including cough, fever, diarrhea will receive Covid vaccine later, said Dr. Le Hong Nga, deputy head of the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control.
During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, HCMC was fighting a surge in coronavirus cases while waiting for the vaccines. Official visits and exchanges between Vietnamese leaders and partners in countries help increase the number of vaccine doses in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Health yesterday said that it had proposed to the Government to purchase 21.9 million doses of Pfizer's Covid vaccine to vaccinate children 5-11 years old according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) for utmost effectiveness.