MINNA has conducted a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on the Vietnamese community via the “TAIHEN” Facebook page, which has high access by hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people living in Japan. 929 responses were collected and upon analysis, challenges related to information dissemination and the needs for support were identified.
Major challenges to testing and vaccination are revealed
– Main reason for not getting tested is “concerns about the cost”
– Vaccination rates vary by status of residence
– Growing impoverishment: 1 in 4 “cannot afford rent”
The result of the survey was introduced in the form of press release, various news outlet, and TAIHEN facebook page.