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Da Nang to vaccinate high school students late this month

 Vice Chairwoman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Ngo Thi Kim Yen has asked the municipal health and education departments to build a plan to vaccinate students aged from 15 to under 18 with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on October 26 – 29.

At a meeting of the central city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on October 22, she said that according to the education and training department’s plan, first-, ninth- and twelfth- graders will go back to school on November 1, with all students following suit on November 8.

Yen said the city will receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the near future.

At the meeting, the committee reported that Da Nang posted no new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours to 1pm on October 22.

As from July 10 to date, the city logged 4,692 infections, with 8,768 people tested for COVID-19 on October 22.

Currently, Da Nang has four locations being under lockdown, 55 people returning from pandemic areas put under quarantine at concentrated facilities, and 862 others quarantined at home.

The city has so far given 999,744 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, of which the first doses accounting for 97.6 percent and the second doses 16.6 percent./.