Hanoi on track to meet adult vaccination target

Hanoi is expected to fulfil its target of inoculating residents aged 18 and above against COVID-19 with at least one dose of vaccine on September 15, municipal Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung has confirmed.

A vaccination site in Dong Da District (Photo: Duy Linh)
A vaccination site in Dong Da District (Photo: Duy Linh)

He told the media that as of 6:30pm on September 13, Hanoi had administered 4.3 million doses of the 5.3 million allocated to the capital city.

Dung took the occasion to thank the nearly 8,000 medical workers and students from 12 neighbouring provinces who have been dispatched to assist Hanoi in its mass vaccination and testing campaign.

He asked the city’s agencies to work with the health department and provinces’ delegations to take advantage of every minute to complete the vaccination as scheduled.

The municipal Party leader also requested district authorities to step up measures so that the people will visit vaccination sites on time and strictly follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines at such sites.

For its part, the health department was directed to get shots into arms as soon as the vaccines are available in order to fulfil the target as scheduled.