Da Nang launches COVID-19 vaccination campaign

15:31 19/08/2021

The central province of Da Nang launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on August 19 for 41,000 local residents.

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One of the vaccination points in Danang 

The 54,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been allocated by the Ministry of Health and will be divided into two stages. During the initial stage, a total of 35,000 doses will be administered.

The municipal Department of Health is expected to deliver a total of 41,000 vaccine doses to local people, including 25,000 citizens who will be receiving their second shots.

The remaining vaccine doses will be administered to high-risk workers who are employed at industrial parks in Lien Chieu district, all of whom have yet to receive their first shot of the vaccine.

Market traders, security guards, and on-duty people stationed at quarantine checkpoints, along with COVID-19 control forces and garbage collectors, will also be inoculated.

The central city has established a total of 55 vaccination points along with two mobile stations to serve local residents in isolation areas.

This comes after Da Nang recently issued a decision to ban people from leaving their homes as part of tougher restrictions amid rising COVID-19 infections.

Da Nang has so far recorded a total of 2,894 local infections during the ongoing wave that emerged nationwide in late April.