Hanoi, February 23 (Xinhua)-Approximately 600,000 Vietnamese healthcare workers and others working at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 will be the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Vietnam The Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.
World Health Organization-led mechanism According to a plan announced by the Ministry on the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines provided by COVAX, 11 priority groups include customs officers, teachers, people over 65 and adults with chronic illness. It will be. The plan aims to vaccinate 95% of the group against the virus by the end of 2022.
Specifically, a total of 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccines will be given to the group in the first quarter of this year, and approximately 3.6 million vaccines will be injected into 1.8 million people in the second quarter.
According to the plan, more than 16 million people are expected to be vaccinated in the second half of this year.
Vietnam was previously able to secure 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX and the UK company AstraZeneca. According to the ministry, negotiations with other countries are being strengthened to secure about 150 million vaccinations for 70 percent of the country’s population this year.
There are currently four domestic COVID-19 vaccine candidates under development in Vietnam, two of which are in clinical trials.
As of Tuesday morning, the country has recorded a total of 2,395 COVID-19 infections, according to the Ministry of Health.
Vietnam gives priority to healthcare professionals in COVID-19 vaccination
SourceVietnam gives priority to healthcare professionals in COVID-19 vaccination