COVID-19 vaccines are open to everyone in Hanoi. Here’s how to get vaccinated

, COVID-19 vaccines are open to everyone in Hanoi. Here’s how to get vaccinated

You could register for vaccine shots by inputting information on the national COVID-19 vaccination portal or the e-medical diary app

Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi today launched the first phase of a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive, starting from Hoan Kiem District since early morning.

The Hoan Kiem District plans to administer some 4,000 doses per day at seven vaccination sites.

For other than priority groups, the district would also consider expanding the eligible list to essential service workers and outbreak-hit areas, said the Vice Chairman of Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee.

Workers in industrial zones in the capital city also start to get doses today.

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The campaign will be lasted until April 2022, with with the expectation of 5.1 million residents between 18-65 years old getting vaccinated.

16,000 doses of vaccine have been allocated for the district in this first leg, comprising 7,000 Moderna doses and the remaining AstraZeneca.

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The doses are administered free of charge and people will not be allowed to choose which type of vaccine they would get.

Prior to the shot, everyone will have their medical records (especially known allergy history against any ingredient of the vaccine), temperatures and heart rate and blood pressure checked in order to prevent avoidable reactions.

Those with problematic health issues detected during the screening process would be referred to get their shots at a hospital for proper observation.

After getting the shots, all must remain at the site for one hour before they are allowed to leave.

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People will receive a copy of their vaccination records seven days later. Seats in the waiting areas are arranged to avoid crowding.

The residents of Hanoi could register for vaccine shots by inputting information on the national COVID-19 vaccination portal https://tiemchungcovid19.gov.vn or the e-medical diary app (Sổ sức khoẻ điện tử, available on both iOS and Android), or ask for paper registrations from ward/commune authorities.

, COVID-19 vaccines are open to everyone in Hanoi. Here’s how to get vaccinated
, COVID-19 vaccines are open to everyone in Hanoi. Here’s how to get vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccines are open to everyone in Hanoi. Here’s how to get vaccinated

Hanoi’s walking street during Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: VNExpress

The capital city strives to administer up to 200,000 doses a day at max capacity given stable supply, but with the majority of the doses Vietnam has secured either through purchase deals or aid commitment concentrated mostly in the final quarter of 2021, the available vaccines allocated to the city by the health ministry would be administered in different phases, respecting the list of priority groups.

270,000 doses of vaccine have been administered in Hanoi as of Wednesday, mostly frontline workers.

The capital city is being put under strict social distancing measures prescribed in the Government’s Directive 16, with closures of non-essential businesses, halting of public transport, and people not allowed to go outside unless necessary.

According to a report by Vietnam News Agency, the city has recorded nearly 1,000 cases in the fourth wave of infections since late April, and continues to see a couple dozen new infections every day since earlier this month, including several in the community detected through screening of people with symptoms of fever and coughing.

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