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Ho Chi Minh City to provide COVID-19 jabs for all foreigners

Ho Chi Minh City to provide COVID-19 jabs for all foreigners

Sunday, September 12, 2021, 09:28 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City to provide COVID-19 jabs for all foreigners
A snapshot shows the application form provided by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of External Relations for foreigners to get COVID-19 vaccination.

Ho Chi Minh City will provide coronavirus vaccination for all foreign nationals in the city, with registration to be completed before September 15.

In a document sent to consulates, representative offices of international organizations as well as chambers of economic affairs, trade and culture on Friday, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of External Relations announced its vaccination plan which will be implemented according to the residential areas of foreign citizens in 21 districts and Thu Duc City.

Foreign citizens who wish to receive COVID-19 jabs should register for their first or second shot via a portal provided by the department, using a link or a QR code .

A QR code provided by Ho Chi Minh City Department of External Relations for foreigners to register for COVID-19 vaccination in the city.

A QR code provided by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of External Relations for foreigners to register for COVID-19 vaccination  

Each individual can only register once on the system and application must be done before September 15.

The people's committees of 21 districts and Thu Duc City will send out invitations by email or text message to specify the time and place of inocualtion.

Local authorities will also help foreign citizens with their travel to the vaccination sites.

In August, Duong Anh Duc, vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, approved a proposal from the local Department of Health to provide coronavirus vaccination within its ability to foreigners who are living, working, and studying in the city.

In a report to the city's government on August 6, the external affairs department, based on data provided by foreign consulates, said that more than 210,000 foreigners wished to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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