|A medical worker gives COVID-19 vaccine shot to a man in HCM City. (Photo: VNA)
It will be carried out at 20 hospitals, alongside 615 commune- and ward-based vaccination sites. The 5th phase is scheduled to complete in two weeks.
During this phase, priority will be given to people with underlying health conditions, those aged above 65, preferential social policy and welfare beneficiaries, the poor, the vulnerable, medical and other frontline workers.
The city has so far received 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Ministry of Health. The ministry plans to supply three million more doses to the city in late August and early September, raising the total doses sent to the city to 5 million.
As of Wednesday morning, HCM City has reported 39,526 coronavirus cases since the fourth wave hit Vietnam in late April, making it the country’s largest hotspot. More than 3,600 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals as of Tuesday, according to the city’s Department of Health said.