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VNA reported that localities were asked to complete the injection of basic doses to those aged above 12 within January and additional and booster shots to those aged above 18 within the first quarter of 2022 in accordance with Dispatch No.10722/BYT-DP dated December 17, 2021.

They must ensure that high-risk persons, including the elderly, those with underlying diseases and immune deficiency, and pregnant women, will be fully vaccinated and given access to the best and quickest medical services.

The ministry urged localities to pool all possible resources for vaccination, regularly update relevant data on vaccination management app, and raise public awareness of the benefits of the effort, thus ensuring the effective use of vaccines./.