On Monday, an additional 22,400 recoveries were reported, raising the total number of recoveries to nearly 8.56 million. There were 17 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
By Monday, Vietnam administered a total of over 208.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. All people aged 18 or older got two doses of vaccine. The rate of third dose injection was 51.3%.
The Ministry of Health has worked closely with vaccine suppliers, international organizations and foreign governments to secure enough COVID-19 vaccine to be given to children from 5 to under 12 years old. With donated and purchased vaccine sources, vaccination for children of this age group is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022.