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Vietnam to fully vaccinate children from 12 within this month

By Le Nga   January 11, 2022 | 11:18 pm PT
Vietnam to fully vaccinate children from 12 within this month
A high-school student gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot in the southern Vinh Long Province, November 2021. Photo by VnExpress/An Binh
Local authorities have been ordered to boost their child vaccination progress to immunize all those aged 12-17 with two doses within this month.

In a statement sent to cities and provinces Tuesday, the Ministry of Health requested local authorities review all children from 12 years old that have yet to be fully vaccinated with two doses and give them the shot.

As of Tuesday, more than 13.93 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to people aged between 12 and 17 across the country, and more than 5.97 million of them, or 67 percent, have received two doses.

For now, 32 out of 63 cities and provinces, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, have finished vaccinating two doses for children from 12.

Vietnam has been using the Pfizer vaccine to immunize those under 18.

The ministry has also developed a plan to vaccinate children aged 5-11 against Covid-19 and submitted it to the government for approval, but the implementation time remains unknown.

 
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