More than 251 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Vietnam

VOV.VN - More than 251 million doses of COID-19 vaccines have been administered to Vietnamese people of all ages across the country, including nearly 100,000 doses given on August 14, according to the Ministry of Health.

Localities with low rates of the first booster shot include Quang Nam (54.4%), Binh Dinh (56.1%), Khanh Hoa (54.8%), Dong Nai (46.8%) and Can Tho (53.7%).

Meanwhile, localities with high rates of the first booster shot are Bac Giang (98.1%), Nghe An (99.5%) and Ben Tre (95.4%).

Nearly 12 million people have been given their second booster shot, accounting for 62.5% of people eligible for vaccination.

Currently, localities are speeding up vaccination in the face of the emergence of new sub-variants of the Omicron virus, such as BA.4 and BA.5, throughout the country.

On August 14, the number of coronavirus infections fell to 1,428 in localities nationwide, with a death reported. As many as 106 severe cases are receiving treatment at medical facilities.

Vietnam has so far detected nearly 11.1 million COVID-19 infections, ranking 12th out of 227 countries and territories worldwide.  About 43,098 deaths have been confirmed, making up 0.4% of the infections.