HO CHI MINH CITY, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on Wednesday started vaccinating children against COVID-19, becoming the first locality in the country to do so, local media outlet VnExpress reported.
The inoculation campaign began in Cu Chi district, where over 1,500 high school students were vaccinated, two weeks after the country's health authorities approved the inoculation for children aged 12 to 17.
Around 780,000 children aged 12 to 17 in HCMC will be vaccinated, according to a plan for vaccination among children issued by the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Also on Wednesday, the northern Quang Ninh province announced that it would start vaccinating nearly 119,000 children against COVID-19 on Saturday, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Over 76 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Vietnam, including over 22.2 million second doses, according to the country's Ministry of Health. Enditem