Other priority groups include Covid-19 testing staff;

From the list of health workers needing vaccination sent by the units, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) will consider distributing vaccines.

Vaccines are received, transported and distributed in accordance with regulations to ensure safety, with no more than 100 people at each vaccination site per session.

People who are vaccinated will have to be screened, monitored for 30 minutes at the injection site and continue to self-monitor at home for at least 7 days after vaccination.

HCDC received 8,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine on March 10.

In the past two days, HCDC organized two training classes to deploy Covid-19 vaccination for units eligible for vaccination, including 11 city hospitals, 3 regional general hospitals, and 20 district hospitals.

Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases is the first unit in the city to deploy Covid-19 vaccination since March 8, having received 900 doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

According to the National Expanded Immunization Program, by March 19, 16 provinces and cities had deployed Covid-19 vaccination, nearly 31,000 people had been vaccinated.

The Covid-19 vaccine is being injected into priority groups in Vietnam, researched, developed and produced by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University, UK.

The world has recorded many cases of severe anaphylaxis, blood clotting, death… after Covid-19 vaccination.

Medical staff at Ho Chi Minh City Tropical Diseases Hospital were vaccinated with Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine on March 8.

Le Phuong