HCM City to inject third COVID-19 vaccine jab from December 10 hinh anh 1A medic is about to inject a COVID-19 vaccine shot. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City will administer additional and booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine to its residents from December 10, according to the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The steering committee issued a document guiding the inoculation on December 8.

Accordingly, additional COVID-19 shots will be first provided for adults (from 18 years old) who have been fully inoculated with the last jab at least 28 days earlier 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 must be 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./.