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Border residents in Quang Ninh receive COVID-19 vaccine jabs

Mong Cai city of the northern province of Quang Ninh began the COVID-19 vaccination drive for residents of border localities on July 14.

They will be inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine, which came in a batch of over 30,000 doses with priority given to those who are working and living in Mong Cai per request of the Chinese Government and guidance of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.

The drive, which is projected to vaccinate about 28,000 people in eight border communes and wards of Mong Cai, is set to complete by July 20.

This is the fifth and the largest immunisation campaign in the city so far.

COVID-19 vaccination is viewed among important and necessary solutions to create a safe environment serving local economic development, especially the border economy, said Vice Chairwoman of the city People’s Committee Nguyen Thu Huong.

People who have received the first jab this time are scheduled to get the second one between August 1 and 11./