HCMC seeks 6 million Covid-19 vaccines to immunize all adults

By Huu Cong   September 22, 2021 | 11:09 am GMT+7
HCMC seeks 6 million Covid-19 vaccines to immunize all adults
A medic injects a Covid-19 vaccine shot to a man in Thu Duc City, HCMC, August 15, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
The HCMC Department of Health has sought six million doses of vaccines by October-end from the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.

This is to achieve the target of fully immunizing all 7.2 million adults living in the city with two shots, the department said.

As of last Sunday the city had more than 774,000 doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Sinopharm vaccines left.

It expects to require around 472,000 doses for the first shot between Sept. 20 and Oct. 31 and 5.6 million doses for the second.

Vietnam allows the mixing of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines if the receiver consents.

The city has administered 8.8 million doses, with more than 2.1 million people getting two shots.

The epicenter of the fourth wave since late April has had 348,220 cases and 13,628 deaths.

 
 
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