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4 provinces are injecting Covid-19 vaccine for children – VnExpress


By the evening of November 1, about 516,000 children in Binh Duong, Ninh Binh and Ho Chi Minh City received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, Soc Trang has not yet released vaccination data.

In Binh DuongDr. Huynh Thanh Ha, Deputy Director of the Department of Health, said that about 38,000 children aged 12-17 have been vaccinated, as of 16:00 pm on November 1. The doctor assessed the injection sessions as safe, with no unwanted adverse events occurring.

On October 29, a representative of Binh Duong province said that he would urgently vaccinate to return children to school soon. The province expects about 180,000 children 12-17 years old to be vaccinated, a total of about 360,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine. The units will deploy vaccination according to short-term and simultaneous campaigns at schools and social protection facilities. Children who do not go to school will be vaccinated at the district health center or commune health station.

In Ninh Binh, the campaign to vaccinate children against Covid-19 started from October 30. By November 1, the Department of Health had injected nearly 33,000 students and trainees of high schools, centers of continuing education and vocational education, aged 15-17.

A representative of the Department of Health said that most children only had a mild reaction. The children were injected at a mobile site at the school, in coordination with the medical center and the hospital. Children with underlying diseases, chronic diseases, allergies are screened and compiled a list for injection at the hospital or medical center.

High school students Tran Hung Dao, Ninh Binh city, get vaccinated against Covid-19 on October 31. Photo: My Hanh

Conscious Soc Trang Started vaccination against Covid-19 for children today. According to the plan, about 31,800 children aged 16-18, who are students in grades 10-12, will receive the first dose from November 1 to 5, and the second dose from November 26 to 30. After that, more than 78,600 children from 12 to under 16 years old will receive the first dose from December 1 to 6, and the two-day injection from December 26 to 30. Children from 3 to under 12 years old will be vaccinated in the first quarter of 2022, estimated at more than 182,000 children. The rest will receive additional injections in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Ho Chi Minh City The earliest vaccination was carried out, by the afternoon of October 31, more than 445,000 children 12-17 years old had been vaccinated. There were 42 cases of mild reactions after injection, in addition, no other adverse events were recorded.

The national immunization campaign for children started on October 29. The Ministry of Health has approved two vaccines for use in children, including Pfizer’s Comirnaty and Moderna’s Spikevax, and is expected to give at least one vaccine to all children 12-17 years old in the fourth quarter.

By the end of October 31, the whole country had injected a total of 81.9 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, of which more than 57 million first shots, 24.5 million second doses.

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