Nearly 200 children 5-11 years old received the first vaccine against COVID-19
On the morning of April 14, the Ministry of Health and the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province held a launching ceremony to respond to “Immunization Week 2022” and a campaign to vaccinate children against COVD-19 from 5 to under 12 years old. After that, nearly 200 students in 6th grade at Tran Quoc Toan Secondary School (Ha Long City, Quang Ninh province) injected 1 dose of Moderna vaccine.
According to BSCK II Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, Deputy Director of Ha Long Medical Center, 34 health workers were mobilized to vaccinate. 6 injection teams include 6 reception desks, 6 screening tables, 6 injection tables and 6 post-injection monitoring tables, of which 2 emergency beds are prepared.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son said that injections COVID-19 vaccine for children has an important meaning, helping to protect children’s health during the COVID-19 epidemic, contributing to reducing disease and reducing transmission between generations in the family and teachers and students at school. learn. Immunization for children also promotes socio-economic development goals, bringing life back to normal.
“Immunization is not only the right and responsibility of each individual but also the responsibility to the community”, Mr. Son said.
Quang Ninh is the first locality to deploy vaccination for children 5-11 years old, followed by Hanoi. Next week, the Ministry of Health will deploy the injection nationwide.
It is expected that about 8.2 million children 5-11 will participate in vaccination COVID-19 out of a total of 11.8 children of this age nationwide. The remaining 3.6 children, due to COVID-19 infection recently, will be subject to a delay of 3 months after recovering from the disease. The Ministry of Health is expected to complete the immunization work for children 5-11 years old in the second quarter.
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