Hanoi conducts home Covid vaccination for elderly

19:13 13/01/2022

Since 2022, Hanoi authorities conduct at-home vaccination for the elderly, people with underlying diseases, high-risk groups, people who have lost consciousness or lack behavioural capacity...

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In the context of the increase of COVID-19 cases and in order to realise the goal of accelerating COVID-19 vaccine coverage for all people in the area, since the beginning of 2022,Hanoi's health sector starts at-home vaccination for the elderly, people with underlying diseases, high-risk groups, people who have lost consciousness or lack behavioural capacity...
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In Truc Bach Ward, Tay Ho District, starting from January 7, the local authority deployed mobile medical teams to vaccinate at home for high-risk groups.
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Ms. Thanh Huong, a nurse at the Truc Bach medical station prepares to give an elderly her first COVID-19 vaccine shot.
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The ward is expected to give all its elderly citizens and those with underlying conditions their first Covid-19 vaccine shots at home in a week.
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In this period, the elderly will be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.
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The city recorded 2,505 cases of COVID-19, including 594 community infections from 6pm on January 4 to 6pm on January 5, the city's health department reported. Districts that reported the highest number of infections are Dong Anh with 131 cases, followed by Thanh Tri, Thanh Xuan and Nam Tu Liem with 127, 123 and 115, respectively.
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Hanoi has logged 59,915 cases since the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections broke out on April 29, 2021. Of which, 19,261 are community cases.
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The city's health sector has asked relevant agencies to speed up the vaccination of the booster jabs for the elderly, people with underlying diseases and high-risk groups by administering vaccine shots for them at home. It suggested people actively coordinate with local authorities and health centres for the full injection of booster shots to ensure the health of themselves and their families, adding that it will be effective against severe illness, especially with new variants of SARS-CoV-2.

By Thien Minh