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Private hospitals asked to administer second vaccine shot for workers

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HCMC – The HCMC Export Processing Zone and Industrial Park Authority Business Association (HBA) has proposed that enterprises work with private hospitals to administer the second Covid-19 vaccine shot for workers staying at enterprises applying the stay-at-work mode in HCMC.

The proposal has been sent to the municipal steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control, the HCMC Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority and the authority of the Saigon Hi-tech Park. The participation of private hospitals in the vaccination will help reduce pressure on the medical centers of districts, the local media reported.

On August 11, Intel Products Vietnam Co., Ltd cooperated with the Bac My General Hospital to vaccinate workers of the Saigon Hi-tech Park, said HBA Chairman Nguyen Van Be, adding that the model could be expanded to other industrial and export processing zones in the city.

Therefore, HBA has worked out a program to help enterprises improve the health of laborers, proposing calling on the private sector to partake in anti-pandemic activities.

Accordingly, enterprises in industrial parks can work with private hospitals to vaccinate their employees against Covid-19 in line with the Ministry of Health’s regulations. The municipal steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control and the Department of Health will provide Covid-19 vaccines, and supervisors if needed.

Be said some 250,000 workers had received one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine for nine weeks, including 60,000 workers staying at their enterprises after work. They must be administered the second shot at the earliest.

As for workers staying at their homes in HCMC’s adjacent areas, such as Di An and Thuan An in Binh Duong Province, Duc Hoa and Can Giuoc in Long An and Dong Nai, HBA proposed they should be vaccinated in their provinces.

Industrial parks and enterprises can also ask their workers to come to the nearest vaccination sites of their companies.

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