Many localities apply for the transfer of Covid-19 vaccines, what does the Ministry of Health say?

The provinces and cities: Dong Nai, Da Nang, Dong Thap, Quang Ngai have just issued documents on support for relocation Covid-19 vaccine Not yet used for other localities in need.

Immediately after receiving the document, the Ministry of Health said that the Ministry had asked the People’s Committees of the provinces and cities of Dong Nai, Da Nang, Dong Thap and Quang Ngai to direct the Department of Health and related units to urgently strictly implement Directives of the Government, the Prime Minister, public notices, instructions of the Ministry of Health on vaccination against Covid-19 vaccine. The localities continue to review the subjects subject to vaccination according to the motto “go every alley, knock door to door, check each object” in each district, town, provincial city, each commune, ward and township. ; strengthen information and communication to speed up vaccination.

Many localities have proposed to deliver Covid-19 vaccines

Expeditiously receive and deploy vaccinations with allocated Covid-19 vaccines in a timely and effective manner, avoiding waste. If the vaccine is not received, or the vaccine is left unused, while there are still people who have not been vaccinated according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health, when an epidemic occurs, that locality must take full responsibility for it. Government, Prime Minister.

The Ministry of Health also suggested that localities focus on leading and directing to accelerate the implementation of the 3rd dose of Covid-19 vaccine booster for those aged 12 years and older and complete the basic vaccination for children aged 12 and over. 5 to under 12 years old in the coming August under the direction of the Government; accelerate the progress of administering the 4th dose of Covid-19 vaccine to subjects according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health.

According to the Ministry of Health, up to now, the epidemic situation across the country has been controlled, the number of cases has decreased sharply and mostly mild cases. This is what makes people and authorities subjective.

Currently, the progress of 3rd dose vaccination is very slow. Some localities such as Dak Lak, Quang Nam… only reached over 30%. At an online meeting with localities on epidemic prevention and control that just took place, Deputy Minister in charge and administration of the Ministry of Health Do Xuan Tuyen suggested that localities still have subjects who inject but do not receive vaccines or return them. With the Covid-19 vaccine, the Chairman of that province’s People’s Committee has committed that when an epidemic occurs, the locality must take full responsibility before the Government and the Prime Minister.

According to Professor-Dr. Phan Trong Lan, Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine (Ministry of Health), up to now, vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent epidemics, including the Covid-19 epidemic. Around the world, many countries have given people the 3rd and 4th dose of Covid-19 vaccine, more than 80 countries have implemented vaccination for children from 5 to under 12 years old, and some countries have given vaccination to children from 5 to under 12 years old. children under 5 years old.

“Currently, there is not any scientific evidence to confirm that the Covid-19 vaccine has long-term effects on people’s health, while the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine decreases relatively quickly. Therefore, To maintain the protective effect, it is necessary to inject the 3rd and 4th doses according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health”- Prof Lan emphasized.

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