Buy 21.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 years

The Ministry of Health said it proposed the Government to allow the purchase of 21.9 million doses Covid-19 vaccine Pfizer to vaccinate children 5-11 years old and accept that there may be a vaccine surplus. Currently, the Ministry of Health is preparing to give a Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 5-11 and will implement it according to scientific recommendations to ensure safety and effectiveness.

According to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, the Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12-17 has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), but so far WHO has not had any recommendations. There is no official policy on vaccination for children aged 5-11, so the Ministry of Health works very carefully, scientifically and objectively on the basis of consulting all vaccination programs of all countries.

Covid-19 vaccine for children – Photo: Minh Quyet

The Ministry of Health also regularly and continuously discusses with the World Health Organization about the science of vaccinating children at this age to ensure the protection of children, but most importantly, the safety of vaccines. safe.

Currently, some countries have implemented Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 5 years and older.

At the online conference on implementing health work in 2022, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh assigned the Ministry of Health to urgently research and refer to international experiences on injections for children from 5 years old, determined to open schools. learn safely as soon as possible.

Previously, Vietnam has deployed Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12-17 from November 2021. In recent years, immunization for children has been mainly carried out at schools.

The Ministry of Health said that up to now, the number of injections for children aged 12-17 is more than 15.3 million doses, of which the first dose is more than 8.2 million doses; Nose 2 nearly 7.1 million doses.

Up to now, 41 provinces and cities have basically covered the basic dose for this age group: Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh, Hoa Binh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Lai Chau, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Dak Nong, TP Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Tien Giang, Long An, Lam Dong, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang, An Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Binh Phuoc, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Hau Giang.

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