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Vietnam cuts gap between AstraZeneca vaccine shots in largest city

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High school students leave their first day of class after the government eased nationwide lockdown during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yen Duong

HANOI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Vietnam will allow residents to have a smaller gap between AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country's virus epicentre Ho Chi Minh City, the ministry of health said on Friday.

People in the city of around 9 million people can now receive a second dose of the vaccine six weeks after the first, down from between 8 and 12 weeks, the ministry said in a statement.

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