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Nearly 80% of eligible children in HCMC fully vaccinated against Covid

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – As of this morning, November 29, HCMC had administered the second dose of a Covid vaccine to over 560,820 children aged 12 to 17, or 79.8% of all children in this age group eligible for inoculation.

The city has a total of 702,563 children at 12 to 17 years of age, and over 686,330 of them have got the first shot, or over 97% of the total.

The final vaccination site in District 1 at the Minh Duc Secondary School completed the inoculation of children this morning, finishing the district’s second vaccination drive for children, according to the District 1 Healthcare Center.

Dinh Khac Huy, chairman of Binh Thanh District, said the district was expected to complete the vaccination of children aged 12 to 17 today.

Meanwhile, Phu Nhuan District completed the vaccination of children on November 28.

The HCMC Department of Health said the vaccination of children in the city would be finished on November 29 and 30.

As of 7.30 a.m. today, over 14.5 million Covid vaccine doses had been administered to HCMC residents. Over 6.6 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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