Vietnam among six countries with highest vaccination coverage

Vietnam has become one of the six countries with highest COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the world, according to a report at a teleconference between the Government and localities on January 5.

The Government said it has constantly adjusted pandemic prevention and control measures in accordance with reality, while developing and promoting the vaccine diplomacy policy along with carrying out the largest ever free vaccination drive, which has brought about the remarkable achievement.

99.6 percent of people of 18 years old and over have received at least one shot of vaccine and 90.9 of them have been fully inoculated.

The ratios among children from 12 to 17 are 85.6 percent and 57 percent.

Work is underway to purchase vaccine for children from 5 to 11 years old. 

The Gov’t required ministries, agencies and localities to prioritise resources for the effective implementation of the COVID-19 prevention and control programme and the socio-economic recovery and development programme./.