HN uses one million Vero Cell vaccine doses for local vaccination campaign

09/10/2021 7:00 AM

VGP – Ha Noi began injecting one million doses of Vero Cell Covid-19 vaccine for its people and workers of enterprises on September 9 afternoon in a bid to materialize a target to give the first shot to all residents aged from 18 before September 15.

The city is trying to speed up the vaccination with a goal of fully inoculating nearly ten million residents against the novel coronavirus to reach the herd immunity and return to the new normal situation as soon as possible.

As of September 9, Ha Noi has been allocated with 4.3 million doses of vaccines of all kinds, including one million Vero Cell vaccine doses, according to Tran Thi Nhi Ha, director of the Hanoi Department of Health.

After receiving the Vero Cell doses made by Chinese firm Sinopharm, the local authorities have sent them to districts to accelerate the vaccination process.

As for the testing plan, with the support of 11 provinces and cities, the city was speeding up a mass testing drive for all residents and will complete it on September 12.

As of September 9, Ha Noi had administered some 2.9 million doses, with some 320,000 people fully vaccinated. About 57% of the capital city's adults have been inoculated.  .

The city recorded 3,928 COVID-19 patients, including more than 1,500 cases detected in the community and over 2,000 others found in zoned-off areas, since April 27 when the fourth wave of infections hit Viet Nam./.

By Kim Anh