HCM City plans to administer third COVID-19 vaccine shot from Dec. 10 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City plans to give additional and booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine to its locals from December 10, according to a document submitted by the municipal Health Department to the municipal People’s Committee for approval.

Accordingly, additional COVID-19 shots will first go to the adults (from 18 years old) who have been fully inoculated with the last shot of the normal course at least 28 days and are immunocompromised. Priority will be given to those aged over 50.

Meanwhile, the city will administer the booster shots to people aged above 18 who are fully vaccinated or receive the additional shot at least six months. The priority will be given to people aged over 50, those suffering from underlying health issues, people who require long-term care at health facilities, and medical workers, especially those directly involved in collecting samples for COVID-19 testing and treating COVID-19 patients.

Vaccines used for additional and repeat injections are the vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health. 

As of December 5, over 7.92 million people in Ho Chi Minh City had been vaccinated, with nearly 6.82 million of them receiving the full two jabs.

Meanwhile, Hanoi has to date administered nearly 6.2 million people, or 94.2 percent of the population aged 18 and above. Of the total, over 5.5 million people in the capital city have been inoculated fully./.