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Quang Ninh starts vaccinating teenagers against COVID-19

VGP – The northern province of Quang Ninh has embarked on a COVID-19 vaccination campaign targeting 119,000 children aged between 12 and 17.

11/03/2021 15:10

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As many as 3,600 health workers from hospitals, health centers, commune health stations have been mobilized to for this campaign to ensure the safety of the vaccination.

Under the inoculation campaign, which started on November 1, children are given shots of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at vaccination sites set up at secondary schools.

Those with underlying health conditions will receive shots at local health care facilities.

By the end of October 31, nearly 974,000 people in Quang Ninh had been vaccinated, accounting for 96 percent of the population aged 18 and over, of which, the number of people who received two shots was more than 886,000 people or 91 percent. The province is striving to reach herd immunity against COVID-19 by the end of this year.

Quang Ninh is among the first localities to begin vaccination for children under 18 in the country and it is also one of the five selected destinations for international visitors besides Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang./.

By Kim Loan