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HCM City plans to ease COVID restrictions for vaccinated people

Update: September, 11/2021 - 17:37

 

A green QR code for those who received two dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. — Photo thanhnien.vn

HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee plans to issue QR codes to people who have got at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and people who have recovered from the disease to enable them to carry on business activities.

Part of efforts to gradually reopen the city's economy starting on September 15, it will see authorities assign a yellow QR code to those with one dose and green in case of two doses and recovered patients.

Dương Anh Đức, deputy chairman of the city People's Committee, said vaccination was the top priority now, and people who have received at least one shot would face fewer restrictions.

The southern metro, home to 13 million people, has so far administered one shot to over 7.3 million people and two to another 700,000.

Nguyễn Hoài Nam, deputy director of its Department of Health, said last week the city aimed to vaccinate its entire adult population (aged over 18) by September 15 and fully vaccinate everyone this year, adding reopening would only be possible with full vaccination.

Deputy Director of the Department of Information and Communications Võ Thị Trung Trinh has urged local authorities to take full advantage of technology to administer vaccinations rapidly and efficiently.

The department was working with the ministries of Health and Information and Communications to obtain data from the national vaccination database for the city's, she said.

People could register to get a vaccine on the e-health record app or immunisation information portal, and provincial departments of health would guide people to appropriate vaccination sites.

After being vaccinated, people could also track their immunisation records on the two platforms.

The data would be centrally managed on the national COVID-19 vaccination management platform and enable the National Immunisation Steering Committee to monitor the vaccination status and manage the national campaign. — VNS

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