The municipal Department of Health said the vaccination will be carried out at 20 hospitals, alongside 615 commune- and ward-based vaccination sites. The fifth phase is scheduled to complete in two weeks.
During this phase, priority will be given to people with underlying health conditions, those aged above 65, preferential social policy and welfare beneficiaries, the poor, the vulnerable, medical and other frontline workers.
As of July 21 morning, HCM City has reported 39,526 coronavirus cases since the fourth wave hit Vietnam in late April, making it the country’s largest hotspot.
More than 3,600 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals as of July 20, according to the city’s Department of Health./.