JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam prepares to immunize 6-month-old babies against COVID-19

Vietnam prepares to immunize 6-month-old babies against COVID-19

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 16:54 GMT+7
Vietnam prepares to immunize 6-month-old babies against COVID-19
A nurse receives a baby at the Children's Hospital 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has requested the People’s Committees of provinces and cities across the country to set up plans for vaccinating children aged six months to four years old against COVID-19.

The vaccination drive will take place when there are sufficient conditions and scientific basis, according to the order signed by Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thi Lien Huong.

The minister assessed that all 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam had actively implemented COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, ensuring safety, effectiveness and compliance with regulations and guidelines issued over the past time.

Authorities have administered 259 million doses to citizens aged from five years nationwide.

Most children aged 12 and above have been given two shots.

Up to 88 percent of children aged from 5-11 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, and 60 percent have got two.

In preparation for the COVID-19 inoculation for children from six months to four years old, provinces and cities must submit a report on the number of children in this age group and propose the quantities of vaccine needed to the local Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology or Pasteur Institutes before September 30.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is necessary to increase the vaccination rate against COVID-19 in lower age groups, who are vulnerable due to their immature immune systems.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Bao Anh - Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre News


Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news