The Government agreed to Ho Chi Minh City’s proposal to allow businesses in the city to actively negotiate to source COVID-19 vaccines from reputable manufacturers and distributors in the world.
Medical staff directly involved in the prevention of COVID-19 at Thanh Nhan Hospital are vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo: Minh Quyet/VNA) Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam agreed with the proposal of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on the purchase, import vaccines prevent COVID-19 and require the organization of implementation and communication to avoid the situation of buying and selling vaccines, pushing up the price of vaccines. Regarding the implementation of vaccination against COVID-19, the Government has issued Resolution No. 21/NQ-CP dated February 26, 2021, which contains content on encouraging eligible units to organize voluntary vaccination. to organizations and individuals that require. The Ministry of Health is responsible for licensing, testing and quality control of vaccines according to regulations; direct and guide the vaccination according to the required schedule, ensuring safety and effectiveness. Before that, the People’s Committee Ho Chi Minh City submitted a report to the Prime Minister stating that, at present, Ho Chi Minh City has over 7.2 million people aged 18 years and over; there are over 1.6 million workers and workers working at enterprises and corporations in industrial parks. However, up to now, Ho Chi Minh City has only received 140,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and deployed the first dose of vaccination to more than 64,000 people, more than 10,000 people injected with two doses. To achieve the goal of herd immunity with over 70% of the population in Ho Chi Minh City being vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, purchasing a vaccine against COVID-19 is an urgent matter. The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City proposed to the Prime Minister to allow businesses in the city to actively negotiate to source vaccines from reputable manufacturers and distributors in the world, imported import or hire businesses with functions to import vaccines against COVID-19 come back Vietnam. After the vaccine is licensed by the Ministry of Health, imported to Vietnam and quarantined to ensure quality, the Prime Minister is requested to allow businesses to sign contracts to hire units with the function of vaccination to deploy. vaccination for all officers and employees of the enterprise on the principle of ensuring safety, quality and service prices. vaccination under the contract agreed between the enterprise and the vaccination unit. The account receives donations for the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund.