Localities hasten in-home vaccination for vulnerable groups hinh anh 1An elderly woman gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at home in Cua Dong ward of Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Many localities are stepping up COVID-19 vaccination for vulnerable groups, including the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.

In Hanoi, the work is being accelerated, especially for the high-risk groups, with medical workers sent to provide in-home vaccination for those who are unable to get to an inoculation location.

People of the targeted groups receive check-ups and advice before getting the jab and have their health monitored after that.

Meanwhile, leaders of northern Quang Ninh province have requested the local health sector to carry out in-home vaccination for high-risk and vulnerable groups so as to ensure that no one in those groups are left without inoculation, especially the persons unable to access a vaccination site, except for those subject to contraindication.

The local health sector was also asked to further speed up administering a booster dose to people aged 18 and above so as to complete the task by January 17. Besides, it will continue the vaccination for children aged 12 and over.

As of late January 13, Vietnam recorded 1,975,444 cases of COVID-19 in total, including 1,661,930 recoveries and 35,170 deaths.

By January 12, the country had administered over 164.48 million doses of vaccines , with more than 71.70 million people now fully inoculated and over 14.31 million the third shots, according to the Ministry of Health./.