HCM City is planning to pilot COVID-19 green cards in districts 7, Cần Giờ and Củ Chi, places where the pandemic has basically been controlled.
Bình Dương and Đồng Nai, the two southern provinces neighbouring HCM City, are set to roll out 1.5 million doses of Sinopharm Vero Cell vaccines they received from the southern city
The Vietnamese Ministry of Defence on Monday received 200,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines and 201,600 single-use syringes donated by their Chinese counterpart.
A total of 85,608 people in HCM City were vaccinated with Sinopharm's Vero Cell vaccine on Saturday only, and all was safe, the municipal Department of Health declared on Sunday.
Vice chairman of Hồ Chí Minh City People’s Committee Dương Anh Đức said that the city’s Department of Health today started to administer one million doses of Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine to its residents.
There have been some public concerns and pronounced hesitancy against the Chinese vaccine, despite the fact that WHO and Vietnamese health authorities have approved Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use.
Dr Kidong Park, Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Việt Nam, has made recommendations for the country on COVID-19 prevention and control in the fourth wave of outbreaks, in which he emphasised vaccinations and affirmed that the organisation will accompany Việt Nam.
A further 592,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, AstraZeneca, arrived at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City on Friday morning.
She stressed Việt Nam’s stance of “independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation, diversification, and promoting ties with partners, especially key partners,” in response to questions from the media during Thursday press briefing about the frequent visits from high-ranking US officials to the country suggesting a gathering of forces against China amid US-China’s escalating strategic competition.
Việt Nam’s total COVID-19 cases reached 161,761 on Monday with 389 more deaths after the Ministry of Health reported a daily increase of 7,455.
Việt Nam received 1,188,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility on Monday, bringing the total donations to the country to 8,681,300 doses.
One million doses of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine Vero Cell have arrived in HCM City on Saturday, as part of the five million doses deal, the health ministry announced.