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Ho Chi Minh City asks schools to prepare for COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11

Ho Chi Minh City asks schools to prepare for COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11

Friday, March 18, 2022, 16:04 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City asks schools to prepare for COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11
Students at a preschool in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: H.H. / Tuoi Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training sent on Thursday a document to local educational units regarding the preparations for the vaccination against COVID-19 for children aged five to below 12.

The education department asked educational institutions to make a list of students within the age range, as well as coordinate with their parents and health authorities to make an initial assessment of their health.

Close attention should be paid to those with underlying conditions and obesity to ensure their safety during the vaccination process.

The education and training offices in 22 districts and Thu Duc City will work with medical centers to provide additional training courses on vaccination safety and procedures for staff members of educational institutions.

The document also suggested that local schools provide parents with information about the benefits of vaccination, potential side effects, and their responsibility to ensure their children’s right to be vaccinated.

There are about 963,000 children aged five to under 12 in Ho Chi Minh City.

More than 5,600 educational institutions in the metropolis have participated in training courses on the vaccination of children in this age range.

Ho Chi Minh City has documented nearly 577,600 local COVID-19 infections since the fourth virus wave hit the country in late April 2021.

As of Thursday, health workers in the city of nine million had administered over 8.1 million first vaccine doses, 7.3 million second shots, and 4.8 million third jabs.

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Duy Khang - Hoang Huong / Tuoi Tre News


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