Over 400,000 HCM City residents vaccinated against COVID-19 pandemic

VOV.VN - Over 400,000 residents in Ho Chi Minh City have been inoculated against COVID-19 over the past five days as part of the southern city’s ongoing vaccination campaign.

A total of 1,109 individuals have suffered from some forms of side-effects after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, with 73 experiencing anaphylaxis, reported Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health at a press conference held on June 25.

But they have been handled in a timely manner by medical teams, said Binh.

HCM City has been carrying out the largest ever vaccination campaign after the SARS-CoV-2 virus recently resurged and spread to all 22 districts and towns in the city.

The campaign was initially launched on June 19, and the municipal administration is aiming to complete the campaign in few days’ time in order to slow the spread of the mutated strain Delta which was first identified in India.

Top priority is given to essential groups, including service providers, teachers, people working in administrative agencies, people over 65 years of age, along with workers in industrial parks and export processing zones.

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