Ha Noi to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 18 to 65

06/16/2021 4:00 PM

VGP - The capital city of Ha Noi will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to citizens aged between 18 and 65 who are not included in prioritized groups for vaccination.

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According to the plan, the capital’s primary target is to vaccinate 95% of its high-risk groups and people. 

In order to reach this goal, Ha Noi must mobilise all forces from health facilities and medical training facilities to participate in the vaccination campaign.

The move is part of a plan signed by Chu Xuan Dung, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, regarding launching the COVID-19 vaccination drive in HaNoi for 2021-2022.

The drive will still cover prioritised groups as regulated in Government Resolution No 21/NQ-CP issued on February 26, including frontline medical staff, army and public security officers, diplomatic officials, and customs officials, among others.

The second priority group is made up of local people aged between 18 and 65 who will be injected, depending on the availability of either imported or locally-grown COVID-19 vaccines.

The funding for the vaccination will come from the State and municipal budgets, organisations, individuals, as well as other legal sources.

With a population of about 10 million people, Ha Noi needs at least 5-6 million doses worth more than VND1 trillion (US$43.6 million) for the first round of vaccination to build herd immunity./.

By Vien Nhu