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Ho Chi Minh City to vaccinate children with Covid vaccine from November 22

November 19, 2021

Ho Chi Minh City to vaccinate children with Covid vaccine from November 22

Ho Chi Minh City has implemented covid-19 vaccination for children aged 12-17 years, the second from November 22 to 28.

This time, the city injected two shots for children living and studying in Ho Chi Minh City, having injected the shot for enough time (including children who injected one in another province or city). In addition, the city also injected one shot for unvaccinated children in the first batch due to having to postpone vaccination, only turn 12 years old, to agree to participate in vaccination, to return to HO CHI MINH City …

This content is mentioned in the dispatch of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health just sent to the People’s Committee of districts, thu Duc city and departments and departments. Accordingly, localities review, statistics the number and make a list of children who need to be vaccinated. A parent or guardian provides the child’s id or personal identification number and permanent address.

Children permanently residing in other provinces and cities do not have a citizen’s id, commune-level police support people to receive personal identification codes or take appropriate measures if they do not issue codes in time. Students under the age of 18 who are attending colleges, universities, the Department of Education and Training shall coordinate with educational institutions in making lists and transferring them to their local medical centers or health departments where they reside to organize injections.

Localities mobilize people to agree to vaccinate children to reach over 90% coverage and create all conditions for children in the group not attending school, temporary residence, immigration to be vaccinated. Localities support children without parents or guardians to receive consent to participate in vaccinations and immunizations.

Nhân viên y tế tiêm vaccine Covid-19 cho học sinh tại trường THPT Lương Thế Vinh, quận 1, ngày 27/10. Ảnh: Thành Nguyễn

Health workers vaccinate students with Covid-19 vaccine at Luong The Vinh High School, District 1, Oct. 27. Image: Thanh Nguyen

The first covid-19 vaccination campaign for 12-17 year olds in the city took place from October 27 to November 8 at 509 school immunization sites and 68 vaccination points for non-school children. More than 651,400 of the 701,800 12-17 year olds in HO CHI MINH CITY have been vaccinated against Covid-19, reaching a rate of 92.8%.

In the first batch, 54 children had a normal reaction, none of which had a severe reaction after the injection. 12 children who are conseueed with vaccination, 560 children with underlying medical condition are transferred to the hospital. Ho Chi Minh City’s health sector assessed that it had “successfully completed the first phase of the campaign”, ensuring vaccination safety work.

To date, the Ministry of Health has approved two vaccines for 12-17 year olds, pfizer and moderna. The campaign for children has been used with Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty vaccine (because there are not enough Moderna vaccines).

The covid-19 vaccination campaign for 12-17 year olds across the country began on November 1, but some localities have previously had pilot vaccinations, including HO CHI MINH CITY and Binh Duong.

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