HCM City: most shippers vaccinated against COVID-19

As many as 160,000 shippers in Ho Chi Minh City have received at least one shot of vaccine against COVID-19, with 33,025 of them getting full two shots, reported Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Nguyen Phuong at a press conference on September 24.

According to Phuong, about 2,000 shippers have not been vaccinated, and the authorities of districts are working hard to accelerate vaccinations campaigns in their locality.

He also said the department had a meeting with delivery service providers on September 24, the day those businesses began to conduct testing for their own shippers, and suggested that the businesses distribute rapid antigen test kits to their shippers so that they can test themselves once every three days.

Chief of Office of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai said her agency distributed enough test kits for the municipal Department of Industry and Trade to hand over to delivery service suppliers.

Pham Duc Hai, deputy head of HCM City’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, said that the city has set up 22 working teams to inspect the COVID-19 prevention and control work in Thu Duc city and other districts.

As of September 23, 6,790,745 people in HCM City received one shot of COVID-19 vaccine and 2,278,043 received full two shots.

According to Deputy Director of the city’s Centre for Disease Control Nguyen Hong Tam, 95 percent of local people aged over 18 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with one shot. The centre currently still has more than 1 million doses left.

Source: Vietnam News Agency