MoH rolls out ever-largest inoculation campaign against COVID-19
13:13 | 25/02/2021

VGP – Viet Nam has planned the ever-largest vaccination campaign against COVID-19 with over 100 million doses, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. 

Speaking at a meeting on February 25, Long said the ministry has mobilized the participation of all units both in and outside the medical sector to speed up the vaccination process in an effort to promptly mitigate pandemic impacts to enable people to quickly stabilise their life. 

All public medical establishments will get involved in the rollout. In addition, medical students will be mobilized to provide service at grass-roots medical stations and mobile vaccination points. 

The same day, Long expressed thanks to the COVAX Facility program for helping Viet Nam soon access the vaccines during his meeting with WHO and UNICEF representatives.

Viet Nam’s COVID-19 vaccination would be conducted in line with the Government’s resolution, thus ensuring equal access to the vaccines, he added. 

The first batch of 117,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Wednesday morning and vaccination is scheduled to begin from March this year. 

Viet Nam documented 2,412 coronavirus infections to date, including 1,513 locally transmitted cases, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control./.

By Kim Anh

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