More than 7.6 million children have been vaccinated against Covid-19

All provinces and cities have vaccinated children 12-17 years of age with the Covid-19 vaccine with a total of 12.4 million doses, of which more than 7.6 million doses are first, 4.8 million doses are used as of 31/03. 12/2021.

According to the Ministry of Health, the coverage rate of at least one dose is 83.5%, the coverage rate of two doses is 53.4% ​​of the population 12-17 years old. By region, this rate is highest in the South, followed by the North, while the Central and Central Highlands are lower.

The 21 provinces and cities that cover enough basic dose for this age group are Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, Quang Ninh, Hoa Binh, Lang Son, Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang, Long An, Tay Ninh, An Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Binh Duong, Bac Lieu, Hau Giang.

The Ministry of Health recorded about 0.3% of children with common reactions after injection. These common reactions are fever, injection site pain, muscle pain, headache, fatigue… The immunization campaign for 12-17 year olds will be launched from November across the country, and is expected to vaccinate about 9 million children. in this age group. The vaccine being used to inject children is from Pfizer.

From March to the end of December 30, 2021, Vietnam received 192 million doses of vaccines, the Ministry of Health has allocated 112 batches with a total of 175.1 million doses, and about 17 million new doses are received. carry out procedures for quality control and vaccine release.

By the end of December 31, 2021, the whole country had injected more than 150 million doses, the use rate reached 86.2% of the allocated vaccines. Localities and units are making efforts to deploy vaccination to achieve coverage of the first dose for people of the designated age group for vaccination, second dose and additional and booster doses.

The number of injections for people aged 18 years and over is 138.4 million, of which 1.3 million additional doses and 2.4 million booster doses. Coverage of at least one dose is 99.5% and coverage of two doses is 90.4% of the population 18 years of age and older.

Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said that in the 2022 plan, the health sector focuses on injecting booster shots for adults, vaccination for groups that are postponed or contraindicated…; continue to vaccinate children 12-17 years old. The industry also develops a plan Access to vaccines to vaccinate children 5-11 years old and implemented according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization.

According to Mr. Tuyen, Vietnam has been very active in searching for different vaccine sources, from ordering to and calling on countries and sponsors. “We basically have enough vaccine for the second dose for 18-year-olds and over and 12-17-year-olds, and enough vaccine for adults 18 and older,” he said.

According to the Ministry of Health, “Up to now, the epidemic situation is basically under control nationwide.” In the coming time, it is necessary to continue to strengthen epidemic prevention and control measures, especially surveillance for early detection, collection and treatment, treatment and reduction of severe disease, mortality, vaccination; management. Risk management, especially in risk groups, have underlying medical conditions that have not been fully vaccinated.

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