Covid-19 booster rollout accelerated

Saturday, 25/06/2022, 17:14 [GMT+7]

Covid-19 booster rollout accelerated

Although Covid-19 pandemic has been temporarily under control, new variants may trigger the outbreak. Therefore, in order to protect health and keep the pandemic under control, since June, Khanh Hoa Province has accelerated the rollout of additional primary shots and booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines (third and fourth doses). 
 
Covid-19 vaccination recommendation 
 
Under the direction of Khanh Hoa People’s Committee and Department of Health, since early June, Nha Trang City People’s Committee has asked leaders of agencies, localities, businesses and schools in the city to make a list of adults eligible for Covid-19 vaccination. Covid-19 teams, departments, agencies and organizations of 27 communes and wards in the city have combed communities to urge eligible residents to go to local medical stations to get vaccinated.
 

 

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Adminisrtation of fourth doses for Khanh Hoa Party Committee staff.
 
 
The City Medical Center has administered the Covid-19 booster shots (third and fourth doses) to all public servants and staff of agencies and units in the city. Mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinics have come to allow traders and residents to access the vaccines at markets or even at home. 
 
Thanks to the drastic measures, 100% of adults have taken the first and second doses of Covid-19 with 88.9% have been administered with the third and 7.5% with the fourth doses. The city has continued the rollout of the second dose to ages 12-17 and booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines (third and fourth doses) to those who already had their first 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccines.
 
Drastic measures
 
Till June 19, in Khanh Hoa Province, 100% of adults have taken the first and second doses of Covid-19 with 40.25% receiving additional primary doses, 47.3%: the first booster and 3.6%: the second booster. Over 100% of kids aged 12 to 17 received the first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Nearly 18.4% of kids aged 5 to under 12 received the first dose with 0.47% taking the second.
 
According to the Department of Health, since May and June, Khanh Hoa Province has received 142,740 doses of vaccines for the third and fourth shots. To assure at least 90% of adults aged 18 and older getting booster shots and additional doses, Khanh Hoa Province has taken drastic measures to boost the vaccination campaign which is considered as an important political task requiring public servants, Communist Party members and officials to take the lead in the uptake of Covid-19 vaccines in order to achieve the targets.
 
Doctor Bui Xuan Minh, Director of the Department of Health said that this is a vaccination campaign against epidemics pursuant to the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. Therefore, all citizens must take responsibility to get vaccinated to ensure herd immunity and stay safe from new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in flexible adaption and response to Covid-19.
 
At a recent meeting with members of the Provincial Steering Committee for Human Disease Prevention and Control and leaders of the People's Committees of districts and cities, Dinh Van Thieu, Vice-Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee requested departments, agencies and localities to strengthen the implementation of measures to mobilize people to take additional and booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines; ensuring that all public servants and officials eligible for booster injections are vaccinated. The Department of Tourism, the Department of Industry and Trade, the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Management Board of Van Phong Economic Zone were required to urgently work with directors of businesses in the province to boost propaganda for the vaccination campaign.
 
Truc Ly
 
Translated by N.T