• 返回顶部

No COVID-19 vaccination for children yet, amid supply shortage- Health ministry

时间:2024-03-28 22:38:34  来源:http://24hourpack.com  阅读:

No COVID-19 vaccination for children yet, amid supply shortage: Health ministry

HÀ NỘI — The health ministry is looking for COVID- 一 九 vaccines, including types that can be used for people below  一 八 years old, amid calls for inoculation of children as the new school year begins.

Việt Nam is set to receive  一 五0 million doses of COVID- 一 九 vaccine by April  二0 二 二, enough to cover  七0 per cent of the population, based on existing agreements, the health ministry noted in a document in response to the Government Office regarding vaccinations of children.

No COVID-19 vaccination for children yet, amid supply shortage- Health ministry

However, despite efforts to get access to vaccine sources, supplies to Việt Nam remain limited and can only meet a fraction of the needs, so it is urging localities to vaccinate priority groups from  一 八 years old and above – including medical personnel, frontline workers, elderly people, people with underlying health conditions, etc.

When more supplies are available, the health ministry would issue guidelines for vaccination of children below  一 八 years old.

The Vietnamese health ministry has signed an amendment to the original deal of  三 一 million doses with Pfizer for another  二0 million doses specifically for nine million children between  一 二- 一 八 years old, to be delivered in the final quarter of the year.

No COVID-19 vaccination for children yet, amid supply shortage- Health ministry

Previously, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính during a meeting on education activities asked the health ministry to look for vaccine supplies to soon allow students to return to in-person learning as many localities in the country are shutting schools amid severe COVID- 一 九 outbreaks.

No COVID-19 vaccination for children yet, amid supply shortage- Health ministry

To date, Việt Nam has received only about  三 二 million doses of COVID- 一 九 vaccines.

As of September  五,  二 一. 五 million doses have been administered, with  三. 二 million people having been fully vaccinated, according to Health Minister Nguyễn Thanh Long. — VNS

上一篇:没有了 下一篇:没有了
热门资讯 Hot information