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Vietnam aims to vaccinate adult population with booster by end-March – Metro US

Vietnam aims to vaccinate adult population with booster by end-March

FILE PHOTO: A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts
FILE PHOTO: A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, in Hai Duong

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam aims to vaccinate all of its adult population with a coronavirus booster shot by the end of the first quarter of next year, the health ministry said on Friday.

The Southeast Asian country has seen a surge in daily infections since it lifted most of its movement restrictions in October, but has not reported any cases of the Omicron variant.

“The COVID-19 situation has been evolving in a complicated manner recently, with a rising trend in new infections,” the ministry said in a statement.

The country reported 16,377 infections on Thursday, raising its overall caseload to 1.6 million, with 30,500 deaths.

More than 62% of its population of 98 million have received at least two vaccine shots.

(Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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