Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

By Giang Huy   July 28, 2021 | 07:32 pm GMT+7
Close to a thousand Hoan Kiem District residents got their first shots of the Moderna vaccine Wednesday as Hanoi launched its mass Covid-19 vaccination program.
Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Starting 7 a.m., people from Hang Trong, Cua Nam, Tran Hung Dao and Hang Bong streets gathered at a kindergarten on Tho Nhuom Street to get their shots.

Around 800 people in the area received their shots in the session.

Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

The body temperature and blood pressure of each resident was checked prior to vaccination.

Bui Bich Ngoc said she and her father registered for vaccination through a mobile app.

"I feel lucky to be part of the list quite early. I'm a bit nervous as my father has a history of high blood pressure and frail health, but for the sake of our family and community, we decided to get vaccinated anyway," Ngoc said.

Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

People wait for their turn to get vaccinated, maintaining the mandated distancing from each other.

Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Medical workers perform a health screening exercise before taking residents to the vaccination site. Those with certain contrary underlying conditions or allergies cannot get vaccinated.

Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

For the Wednesday vaccination session, Hoan Kiem residents got Moderna shots. The district has received around 16,000 doses in total - around 7,000 of them the Moderna vaccine.

Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Officials said residents would be given all the Moderna shots before the AstraZeneca vaccine was administered. The residents don't get to choose which vaccine they want to get.

Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Following the vaccination, the residents' information is recorded onto a database. A week later, they can receive a vaccination certificate.

Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

People waited in a hall for around an hour after getting the shot so medical workers could check for side effects, if any.

Hanoi has now recorded 1,007 Covid-19 cases in the wave that struck Vietnam late April.

 
 
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