Ho Chi Minh City plans to give children a pilot Covid-19 vaccine on October 27

The above information was said by Doctor Nguyen Huu Hung, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, at an online training session on Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 12-17 years old in Ho Chi Minh City. The training session had about 3,900 medical staff from hospitals, clinics and health centers registered to participate.

Covid-19 vaccination for people in Phu Nhuan district, Ho Chi Minh City

“Today, the health sector will coordinate with the education sector of these two localities to review, if the conditions are met, to ensure it is safe to vaccinate tomorrow (October 27). The selection of these two localities is based on these two localities. on the proposal of the Department of Education and Training of Ho Chi Minh City, on the basis of one inner city district, one suburban district “- Doctor Hung informed.

It is expected that this time, 780,000 children aged 12-17 will be vaccinated. This data is based on statistics reported by departments, agencies and sectors. In addition, vaccination against Covid-19 for children is an age with many characteristics that are different from adults, so it is necessary to ensure vaccination safety and at the same time ensure safety against Covid-19 epidemic in the near future. injection session.

The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, the Department of Education and Training and the Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City (HCDC) coordinated to make a list of injection points with specific addresses and medical centers responsible for vaccination conditions. of this site, there is a plan for the number of children injected per day. In addition, for children who have not yet attended school but are of eligible age for vaccination, the locality coordinates with parents to make a list to avoid missing children who are not vaccinated.

According to the Department of Health, any injection site that fully meets the conditions for injection will be deployed. If not, then it has not been implemented but continues to review. Children across the city will receive the first dose in 5 days, with priority given to the 16-17 age group and then gradually lower the age.

Previously, the Ministry of Health had issued a document instructing localities to vaccinate against Covid-19 for children aged 12-17, Ho Chi Minh City had a plan to deploy in the area. In Ho Chi Minh City, schools have met with parents, consulted on vaccinations, and approved by parents with a written commitment to agree to vaccinate their children.

Yesterday (October 25), the Department of Health sent a written request to the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City to approve the use of Pfizer’s vaccine for children 12-17 years old, and provide professional guidance and training, soon to be available. opinions to guide the city to have a basis for implementation in the context that the Ministry of Health does not have specific instructions for vaccines, there are no guidelines for screening before injection.

The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has requested the Department of Education and Training to review and make a list of vaccinations for all students going to school from grades 6 to 12. Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs coordinated In case the People’s Committees of districts and Thu Duc city make a list of vaccinations for the group of children aged 12-17 who do not attend school or are studying or being raised at schools and centers under the management of the Department.

Children who are going to school will be vaccinated at school or at an appropriate injection site selected by an educational institution to ensure vaccination safety and disease prevention. Children who do not go to school will be vaccinated at fixed or mobile vaccination points in the area selected by the district People’s Committee.

Children with underlying diseases will be vaccinated at pediatric hospitals or general hospitals with pediatric specialties. Children undergoing inpatient treatment at specialized pediatric hospitals and general hospitals with pediatric specialties will be listed by these places (including children with residential addresses in other provinces and cities) for vaccination according to regulations. regulations of the Ministry of Health.

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