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HCM City to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for migrants

Update: October, 23/2021 - 07:00

 

An employee of leading technology firm FPT Software Co. Ltd receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot at Sài Gòn Hi-Tech Park in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ

HCM CITY — HCM City is ready to organise COVID-19 vaccinations for people returning to the city from other localities.

Deputy chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dương Anh Đức on Thursday signed an urgent dispatch requesting the city’s Department of Health to provide enough vaccine doses to localities for all people from other provinces and cities who have returned to work or study.

This is one of the city’s efforts to create favourable conditions for migrant workers and students after the lifting of strict pandemic prevention restrictions on October 1.

The committee asked the health department to support vaccination teams and guide localities on arranging fixed or mobile vaccination sites.

The city’s Department of Information and Communications was asked to widely disseminate the content of the dispatch throughout the city, and establish an immunisation information portal for people to register for vaccinations.

Nguyễn Hữu Hưng, deputy director of the city’s Department of Health, said the city would target injecting all people as much as possible. 

About 99 per cent of adults aged 18 and above have received at least one vaccine dose in the city, and 76.8 per cent are fully vaccinated in the city.

People who have not yet been vaccinated or have not yet received the second dose can register for vaccinations by calling the Department of Information and Communications’ centre at 8066 or going directly to the people’s committees of wards and communes.

Hưng recommended that returnees contact local authorities to register for vaccinations, and that local authorities arrange vaccination schedules for this group as soon as possible.

Local businesses have been asked to compile a list of their employees returning to work from other localities for arranging vaccinations. If there is a large number of people, vaccinations will be arranged at workplaces.  — VNS

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