Launching a campaign to vaccinate against Covid-19 for children aged 5 – 12 years old


On the morning of April 14, at Tran Quoc Toan Secondary School (Ha Long City, Quang Ninh province), the Ministry of Health and Quang Ninh province coordinated to organize a launching ceremony to deploy a campaign to vaccinate against Covid-19 for children. from 5 to under 12 years old and respond to vaccination week in 2022.

After the launching ceremony, leaders of the Ministry of Health and Quang Ninh province inspected the immunization work for children from 5 to under 12 years old at Tran Quoc Toan Secondary School.

Attending the launching ceremony were Mr. Nguyen Truong Son, Deputy Minister of Health; representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund in Vietnam; Australian Ambassador to Vietnam…

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son emphasized that currently, the rate of basic dose vaccination for people aged 12 and over in Vietnam has reached a high rate and is urgently completing the vaccination. 3rd dose for subjects 18 years of age and older. With a high rate of vaccine coverage for high-risk groups and age groups, Vietnam is eligible to continue to expand vaccination coverage and deploy vaccinations to other target groups including children from young to old. 5 to under 12 years old.

Maintaining and increasing vaccination in the expanded immunization program and organizing the vaccination against Covid-19 for children is of great significance, first of all to protect the health of children in this situation. Covid-19 epidemic, contributing to reducing disease for children, reducing transmission between generations in the family and teachers and students at school; at the same time helping to promote socio-economic development goals, bringing life back to normal.

Responding to Immunization Week 2022 with the theme “Vaccines bring long life for all” and launching a campaign to vaccinate against Covid-19 for children from 5 to under 12 years old, on Monday. The Minister of Health suggested that parents bring their children to be vaccinated fully and on time in regular vaccinations and vaccination campaigns. Each health worker needs to improve their responsibilities, fully implement the vaccination process, understand and deeply understand safe vaccination practices. Hospitals need to participate in coordination and timely handling of cases of post-vaccination reactions, vaccination facilities should strengthen good management of subjects, ensure that people are fully vaccinated, on schedule, safely. improve the quality and effectiveness of disease prevention.

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After the launching ceremony, leaders of the Ministry of Health and Quang Ninh province inspected the immunization work for children from 5 to under 12 years old at Tran Quoc Toan Secondary School.

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Students from Tran Quoc Toan Secondary School who are eligible for vaccination are vaccinated right after the launching ceremony

Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son requested the health departments of provinces and cities to strengthen the direction of vaccination organization in the expanded vaccination program, ensuring the vaccination rate reaches over 95% at the commune and ward scale. ; prepare to be eligible for vaccination so that they can immediately organize vaccination for children from 5 to under 12 years old when vaccines are allocated.

At all levels, local authorities shall coordinate with the health sector and the education sector to review and make a list of vaccinations for children in school and in the community aged 5 under 12 years old. Media agencies promote propaganda and advocacy so that people understand the benefits and effectiveness of vaccines and the importance of full and timely vaccinations and actively take their children to be vaccinated.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hanh, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province, said that Quang Ninh is one of the localities that proactively implemented early and first the large-scale vaccination campaign. Up to now, Quang Ninh has completely safely injected more than 3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to subjects 12 years of age and older. As of January 27, 2022, the coverage of the third dose vaccine in Quang Ninh has reached 97% of people eligible for injection; Up to now, the rate of nose 1 and 2 of both adults and children from 12-18 years old are over 99.8%. In particular, the vaccination work is carried out by Quang Ninh province to ensure speed, efficiency and safety.

Implementing the policy of deploying vaccination against Covid-19 for children from 5 to under 12 years old, Quang Ninh province has prepared the best and highest conditions to carry out the immunization work for children with the best method. motto “Wherever injection, safe there”.

Right after the launching ceremony, Quang Ninh province immunized nearly 200 children of grade 6 of Tran Quoc Toan Secondary School who were eligible for vaccination.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, in Vietnam it is estimated that about 11.8 million children aged 5 – under 12 years old are subject to the Covid-19 vaccine. Of which, about 8.2 million children have not yet contracted Covid-19.

As of April 6, Quang Ninh province had about 182,000 children from 5 to under 12 years old. The vaccination with 2 doses for eligible children will try to be carried out until the end of the second quarter of 2022. With about 3.6 million children already infected, about 3 months after being infected with Covid-19 will conduct vaccination for children (about July-August 2022). There are 2 types of Covid-19 vaccines given to children from 5 to under 12 years old: Pfizer vaccine and Moderna vaccine. The interval between 2 injections is 4 weeks. The injection will be conducted first for students in grade 6, then gradually lower the age. Provinces and cities deploy rollouts according to schools and locations, based on the epidemic situation and the number of vaccines provided.



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