Hanoi receives nearly 2 mln Covid vaccine doses for mass campaign

By Chi Le   September 9, 2021 | 02:13 pm GMT+7
Hanoi receives nearly 2 mln Covid vaccine doses for mass campaign
A health worker holds a vial containing a Covid-19 vaccine by Sinopharm in HCMC's Thu Duc City, August 15, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Hanoi has received a million Covid-19 vaccine doses from Sinopharm among 2 million to be administered in a campaign until mid-Sept, the municipal health department said Thursday.

Vu Cao Cuong, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health, said the Sinopharm doses were distributed by the Ministry of Health.

A week ago, Hanoi received 161,460 Pfizer and 800,700 AstraZeneca doses. So far, the city has received around 4.3 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from the health ministry, and is aiming to wrap up its current vaccination round by Sept. 15.

The capital, home to nine million, has vaccinated around 2.9 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot, and over 317,000 people have been fully inoculated, according to data from the municipal health department. Around 57 percent of adults (over 18) in the city have received at least one vaccine shot.

Hanoi aims to vaccinate all adults with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by Sept. 15.

Vietnam meanwhile has vaccinated over 23.5 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over 3.7 million people have been fully inoculated.

 
 
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