Injecting Covid-19 vaccine for children in the West – VnExpress

Vinh Long, Soc Trang vaccinated children 12 to 17 years old; Kien Giang prioritizes grade 12 students so that they can go to school safely.

On November 3, Vinh Long City deployed Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to 7,000 children aged 12 to 17, mainly high school students. The remaining 7 districts and towns simultaneously injected injections from November 4.

“Nearly 90,000 children 12-17 years old across the province will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, which is expected to be completed on November 5. After that, the government will plan to give the second injection,” said Ms. Nguyen Thi. Quyen Thanh, Vice Chairman of Vinh Long Provincial People’s Committee, said.

Vaccination for students at Vinh Long High School. Photo: Peaceful

Soc Trang province on November 1-5 organized the first injection for 31,875 children from 16 to under 18 years old. The second dose is expected from November 26 to 30. From December 1 to 6, it is expected that 78,661 children from 12 to under 16 years old will receive the first injection; The second dose is given from December 26 to 30.

In the first quarter of 2022, the province will vaccinate 182,481 children from 3 to under 12 years old and vaccinate children from 12 to under 18 years old.

According to Soc Trang Department of Health, the total number of children from 3 to under 18 years old in the province who are expected to receive two doses of Covid-19 vaccine is 293,017, equivalent to 586,034 doses.

Students at Ke Sach High School in Soc Trang wait for their turn to get vaccinated, November 1.  Photo: Nguyen Xuan

Students at Ke Sach High School in Soc Trang wait for their turn to get vaccinated, November 1. Photo: Nguyen Xuan

On November 3, Kien Giang province injected more than 13,000 students of grade 12 in general and continuing education. Mr. Tran Quang Bao, Director of the Department of Education and Training, said that after receiving the first injection, grade 12 students will go to school on November 15.

In Hau Giang, from November 4 to 6, children from 12 to under 18 years old are vaccinated against Covid-19. The province currently has more than 70,000 people aged 12 to under 18, the need for two doses of Pfizer vaccine is nearly 148,000 doses.

The West is currently a hot area, the epidemic is at risk of outbreaks in many places, while the rate of vaccine coverage is very low, in some places the coverage of the nose is less than 50%.

Vietnam has launched a campaign to vaccinate children against COVID-19 from November 1, starting from November 1, with the vaccination schedule from large to small, with priority given to the age of 16-17 and gradually lowering the age according to vaccine supply, depending on the situation. local translation. A few days earlier, some localities had organized pilot injections such as Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong. Vaccination is now almost safe, a few cases of mild reactions are treated immediately.

The Ministry of Health has approved two Covid-19 vaccines for children, the vaccines of Pfizer and Moderna. However, the supply of Moderna vaccine is currently lacking, so localities are using the Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate children.



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