Three doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be given to children aged 12 to 17 years old


Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Lien Huong has just sent a document to the Departments of Health of the provinces and cities, the Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Pasteur Institute about the injection Covid-19 vaccine for children 12-17 years old.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of June 15, the whole country has vaccinated more than 224 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, of which the coverage rate of 1st and 2nd doses for children aged 12-17 years old. approximately 100% and 97% respectively.

Covid-19 vaccine for children – Photo: Hoang Trieu

The vaccine used for injection is a Pfizer vaccine that has been approved by the Ministry of Health for use in this age group. Dosage, 0.3 ml dose is similar to the basic dose of people 12 years of age and older. Gap, at least 5 months after the last dose of the basal dose. The Ministry of Health notes that people who have contracted Covid-19 should delay 3 months after contracting Covid-19 and ensure that the distance from the last dose of the basic dose is at least 5 months.

In order to enhance immunity against Covid-19 for those who have been vaccinated, the conclusion of the Advisory Council on Vaccine Use of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Health suggested that the Departments of Health of the provinces, cities, The unit continues to urgently deploy the 3rd dose of Covid-19 vaccine for people 18 years of age and older, ensuring completion in the second quarter of 2022 under the direction of the Government.

Accelerate the progress of vaccination against Covid-19 for children from 5 to under 12 years old to ensure safety and effectiveness and complete vaccination for eligible children in the second quarter of 2022 under the direction of the Government.

Administer booster dose (3rd dose) of Covid-19 vaccine to children, with children aged 12-17 years old who have received the full basic dose.

In this document, the Ministry of Health proposes the Department of Health to advise the Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee to decide the subjects of injection in accordance with the actual situation and requirements for epidemic prevention and control in the locality, develop plans and prepare the Necessary conditions to deploy the 3rd injection for children aged 12-17 years old.

The Department of Health proposed the demand for the 3rd dose vaccine for children aged 12-17 and sent it to the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute according to the management zone before June 20. The Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Pasteur Institute send it to the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology before June 25 to synthesize and propose the number of vaccines.

The Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology fully and promptly distributes Covid-19 vaccines to units and localities to deploy vaccination.

The Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Pasteur Institute develop guidelines for booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12-17, organize training courses for vaccination facilities nationwide and guide, provide technical and professional support to localities in organizing vaccination implementation. The Ministry of Health requested units to urgently implement it.



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