Hanoi devises plans for mass vaccination scheme

VOV.VN - Localities in Hanoi have been directed to initiate plans for an upcoming large-scale vaccination campaign in order to ensure that the move takes place on schedule in a manner which is both safe and effective.

The direction is part of a wider notice regarding local novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and control measures recently issued by the municipal Party Committee.

According to the document, it remains necessary to boost communication campaigns on the municipal pandemic prevention strategy, including the 5K message, the rollout of vaccines, and technology. Indeed, there should be a specific focus on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines as a way of increasing local engagement in the imminent vaccination drive in the capital.

Furthermore, the municipal steering board for COVID-19 prevention and control has ordered the management boards of local industrial parks (IPs), the municipal Health Department, and relevant sectors to work together with authorities of districts and towns to conduct contact tracing. This is along with conducting early testing for people suspected of contracting the virus, whilst ensuring safe production at IPs, among other locations.

Monitoring work at concentrated quarantine facilities and areas under lockdown will be tightened and hospitals treating COVID-19 patients are urged to remain at the highest level of alertness as part of efforts to prevent cross-infection.