FV Hospital had been selected by the French Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City as the vaccination centre for the French community living in Southern Vietnam.
With the agreement of the Vietnamese Government, the French Government transferred Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam to support the vaccination for the French community in Vietnam. The French Consulate General selected FV Hospital to be a vaccination centre for nearly 5,000 French residents living in the south of Vietnam. It is equivalent to nearly 10,000 injections.
Eligible persons are all French nationals who are older than 18 and their spouses (married or have marriage agreement), and to all employees (and their spouses) engaged in French diplomatic work.
The French Consulate in HCMC is responsible for delivering the Covid-19 vaccine to Tan Son Nhat airport with the permission of the Vietnam Ministry of Health. The vaccine will be transported to Vietnam in diplomatic cases. FV Hospital will receive and transport the vaccines to the hospital’s vaccine storage facility. Simultaneously, FV Hospital will arrange the vaccination schedule in the third week of July.
The vaccine transferred to Vietnam for this vaccination campaign is mRNA, produced by Moderna. The Pharmacy Department of FV Hospital is certified and qualified to store and preserve Covid vaccines. FV Hospital can hold 800,000 doses of Astra-Zeneca vaccine with a temperature requirement from 2 oC – 8 oC; 200,000 doses of Moderna with a temperature requirement from -20oC to -400C; and ultra-cold freezers to store and preserve up to 600,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine with a temperature requirement from minus -90 oC to minus 60 oC.
The vaccination service will be provided by FV Hospital during office hours, from 8:00 – 17:00 (Monday to Friday) and 8:00 – 12:00 (Saturday). It is estimated that FV Hospital will vaccinate about 500 people per day. Accordingly, the first dose will be completed within 10 days. The second dose will be administered 4 weeks after.
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