At the February 23 morning meeting, the National Steering Committee for the Prevention of Covid-19 discussed a number of issues related to vaccination. vaccine Covid-19.
23-2 morning meeting of the National Steering Committee for the prevention of Covid-19. Photo: VGP
The Steering Committee believes that we have tried very hard and urgently to get Covid-19 vaccine soon, but it did not have enough at once, so we had to assign it to priority groups. However, in the coming time, Covid-19 vaccine will be completed and fully satisfied, and basically, in the long run, people will be vaccinated for free as in the expanded immunization program. There is also a small portion of the vaccine service available to those who can afford it.
According to experts, the Astra Zeneca vaccine being imported to Vietnam has been pre-assessed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Accordingly, in principle, when returning to Vietnam, Covid-19 vaccine can be injected immediately.
According to Mr. Tran Dac Phu, Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council for the issuance of registration of circulation of drugs and medicinal ingredients (the Ministry of Health), vaccines when returning to Vietnam, such as Quinvaxem or ComBE Five, are all tested for safety rating. However, the context of the Covid-19 epidemic is complicated and this is an emergency situation, so the Ministry of Health has coordinated with other units to inject this vaccine to priority and at-risk subjects. on schedule.
“The Covid-19 vaccine issue is carried out by the Department of Preventive Medicine in coordination with the Department of Pharmacy licensed, distributed planning and the Training Department (Ministry of Health) monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness. We will No mass injections and no follow-up. This is a wise way to both fight the epidemic and control safety to ensure the safest Covid-19 vaccine for people “- Mr. Tran Dac Phu affirmed concentration.
According to Mr. Tran Dac Phu, in countries that have been vaccinated against Covid-19 on a large scale, such as Israel, people are still recommending people to wear masks, disinfectant measures and keep distance …
“The SARS-CoV-2 virus is spread by droplets, so these are always the first effective measures to prevent epidemics. We have to understand that vaccines, when injected, will not induce immunity, and in particular they do not. We also prevent virus strains, aim to immunize the community with 70% of the population “- Mr. Tran Dac Phu added.
Members of the Steering Committee affirmed that the Government is directing the implementation of the domestically produced Covid-19 vaccine. Accordingly, the administrative procedures will be shortened but still ensure safe and effective stages in the production and development of Covid-19 vaccine.
Injecting in localities that are already epidemic
In response to this issue, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen said that the Ministry of Health is currently developing a master plan from training and propaganda to making a list of subjects to be vaccinated with Covid. -19.
Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen answered about the Covid-19 vaccine vaccination plan from the Global Access to Vaccine Solution Covid-19 (COVAX Facility) for Vietnam. Photo: VGP
As the signer of the 2021-2022 Covid-19 vaccine reception, storage, distribution and use plan supported by the Global Covid-19 Vaccine Approach Solution (COVAX Facility), Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said that the vaccine from the COVAX Facility is a branch of this master plan, besides there is also a source of vaccines that we ordered from abroad, and later there may be vaccines. Domestic production.
For vaccines from COVAX Facility, it is expected that by the end of the first quarter, the beginning of the second quarter of 2021, there will be 4.8 million doses of the first dose back to Vietnam.
Regarding the ability to cope with the vaccination complications that may occur when vaccinating Covid-19, Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said that in evaluating the effectiveness, safety, and dose of injection, we are following the information. World Health Organization newspaper or the competent international health agency. Vietnam is allowing the import, circulation and deployment of Covid-19 vaccine in emergency conditions to prevent epidemics. Therefore, the assessment and prediction of the possibility of an immunization accident as well as the effectiveness of the vaccine must both make and draw from experience. Therefore, in the master plan that the Ministry of Health will issue, besides the benefits and effects of vaccines, we must also propagate about unwanted effects and reactions to people. people know and accompany the health sector.
With the plan to vaccinate millions of people in a short time, leaders of the Ministry of Health believe that responding and handling complications that may occur after vaccination is completely within the power of the health sector when they are We have had a lot of experience in implementing the expanded immunization program for decades.
Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen added that the listing of subjects receiving free vaccines will follow the principle of giving priority to the frontline forces against the epidemic, and will be implemented first in epidemic areas.
“Whether free injection or socialization, services must follow the overall roadmap and plan of the Ministry of Health” – Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen affirmed.