France announces Covid-19 vaccination program for citizens in Vietnam

By Minh Nga   July 14, 2021 | 12:02 am PT
France announces Covid-19 vaccination program for citizens in Vietnam
A medic prepares a Covid-19 vaccine shot in central Vietnam, May 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Tao.
French Ambassador to Vietnam Nicolas Warnery has announced a program to vaccinate all French citizens above 18 and their spouses.

The program will also cover all employees of the France-Vietnam diplomatic network and their spouses.

The vaccine used for this program, which is funded by the French government, is the U.S.’s Moderna. Each person on the list would receive two doses several weeks apart, the ambassador stated Tuesday.

The campaign will start by the end of July in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the campaign will begin on July 27 at the FV Hospital in Phu My Hung, District 7 and is expected to last about two weeks. The second injection will take place a month later. The appointment is open on July 15.

In Hanoi, the campaign will take place from July 22 to 29 for the first injection, and from August 26 to 31 and September 6 and 7 for the second injection, at the French Hospital of Hanoi in Dong Da District. Appointments are open from July 15 to July 21.

Vietnam is suffering the most challenging Covid-19 wave ever, which broke out in the nation in late April.

Since then, more than 33,000 community infections have been recorded in 58 of its 63 cities and provinces.

HCMC is now the epicenter with over 18,200 cases.

The nation has so far vaccinated more than four million of its 96-million population.

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