About 50 reporters and press assistants at foreign news agencies’ offices in Vietnam received COVID-19 vaccine doses on Sunday as groups prioritized by the Vietnamese government for inoculation against the viral disease, according to The World & Vietnam Report.
With the aim to create favorable conditions for foreign press staff working in Vietnam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated with the Ministry of Health to arrange the vaccination at the National Lung Hospital in Hanoi.
The reporters and press assistants at foreign press agencies’ offices in Vietnam got injections at different time frames to ensure social distancing and strictly comply with the pandemic prevention and control rules set by the Ministry of Health.
They had their body temperature and blood pressure measured, as well as declared their health condition and medical history, along with receiving thorough consultancy before being jabbed with COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccination session went smoothly, with no serious reactions occurring to the vaccine recipients.
|A foreign reporter has his body temperature measured before COVID-19 vaccine injection at the National Lung Hospital in Hanoi, June 27, 2021. Photo: Ministry of Health|
A number of the reporters and press assistants highly appreciated the country’s pandemic prevention and control efforts, especially its support for them to get early COVID-19 vaccination, according to The World & Vietnam Report, which is under the auspices of theMinistry of Foreign Affairs.
With a goal toward herd immunity to make life return to normal, Vietnam has inoculated more than 600 members of foreign diplomatic missions, and United Nations agencies in the country and their family members recently.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang asserted at a regular press conference last week that there is no discrimination between Vietnamese and foreigners during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
“In the humanitarian spirit, the Vietnamese government always cares for and supports foreigners living, studying and working in Vietnam so they can live normally and safely, and receive medical care and intensive treatment when necessary,” Hang said.