Over 51% of Hanoi adults vaccinated against COVID-19

Saturday, 2021-09-11 18:39:24
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Medical workers from Bac Giang inject COVID-19 vaccine to people in Gia Thuy ward, Long Bien district (Hanoi). (Photo: Duy Linh)
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NDO – Nearly 3.5 million people living in Hanoi have had one dose of a vaccine administered as of September 10, equivalent to 51.33% of people aged over 18 years.

According to the Hanoi Department of Health, the city injected 360,690 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on September 10, an increase of more than 100,000 shots compared to previous days, marking the highest number of people injected in a day since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Long Bien district, with the support of medical workers from Bac Giang province, the district has so far injected more than 31,000 doses of vaccine while Gia Lam district, with the support of medical workers from Bac Ninh province, has injected about 20,000 doses.

Gia Lam district is expected to complete its vaccination by September 12. Ba Dinh district has three wards having completed 100% of vaccination for its residents.

According to the Hanoi Department of Health, the city has required vaccination sites to organise injections with three shifts per day to speed up the process.

With the current injection pace, the city is expected to soon complete the vaccination of the first dose for 100% of its adults before September 15.