Hanoi (VNA) – The FV hospital has been selected by the Consulate of France in Ho Chi Minh City as a vaccination center for the French community living in southern Vietnam.
With the approval of the Vietnamese government, the French government transferred the COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam to support the vaccination of French community In Vietnam. The Consulate General of France has chosen the FV hospital as a vaccination center for nearly 5,000 French residents living in southern Vietnam. This equates to almost 10,000 injections.
All French nationals over the age of 18 and their spouses (married or contracted) are eligible, as well as all employees (and their spouses) exercising a French diplomatic activity.
The French consulate in HCM City is responsible for delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to Tan Son Nhat airport with the authorization of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. The vaccine will be transported to Vietnam in diplomatic cases. The VF hospital will receive and transport the vaccines to the hospital vaccine storage facility. Simultaneously, the FV hospital will organize the vaccination schedule during the third week of this month.
The vaccine transferred to Vietnam for this vaccination campaign is mRNA, produced by Moderna. The FV Hospital pharmacy department is certified and qualified to store and preserve COVID-19 vaccines. The VF hospital can hold 800,000 doses of Astra-Zeneca vaccine with a required temperature of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius; 200,000 doses of Moderna with a required temperature of -20 degrees Celsius to -40 degrees Celsius; and ultra-cold freezers to store and store up to 600,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine with a required temperature of -90 degrees Celsius to -60 degrees Celsius.
The vaccination service will be provided by the FV hospital during office hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Saturday). It is estimated that FV Hospital vaccinate about 500 people per day. As a result, the first dose will be completed within 10 days. The second dose will be given four weeks later. /.