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Binh Duong speeds up Covid-19 vaccination

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HCMC – Binh Duong Province is set to complete its Covid-19 vaccination drive, with over 300,000 doses, within 10 days starting today, August 5.

The Binh Duong Department of Health has issued an urgent dispatch to the provincial government proposing allocating the doses to quickly complete the vaccination.

To ensure the inoculation process runs on schedule, the department also proposed mobilizing 177 teams to work at fixed and mobile vaccination sites.

Under the department’s proposal, people prioritized for vaccination include healthcare workers, frontline workers, anti-virus forces and those who received the first shot of the vaccine eight to 12 weeks ago.

Besides, the province will also inoculate people aged over 65, those having underlying health conditions, people living in virus-hit areas, suppliers of food and essential goods, foreign experts, teachers, students and freelance workers.

The province will administer 80,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 149,000 Moderna doses and 23,000 Sinopharm doses in this Covid-19 vaccination drive. Chinese nationals working in Vietnam and Vietnamese students wishing to study in China will get the Sinopharm vaccine, the local media reported.

As of this morning, Binh Duong Province had reported 22,053 Covid-19 infections and 136 deaths in the current fourth wave of infections, which began in late April.

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