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How will Ho Chi Minh City give the COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 900,000 children?

On April 15, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health announced a plan to organize injections vaccines room COVID-19 for children from 5 to under 12 years old in Ho Chi Minh City.

Plan to place requirements, organize safe and quality vaccinations, ensure on schedule according to regulations and guidance of the Ministry of Health.

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Ho Chi Minh City will organize a vaccination against COVID-19 for nearly 900,000 children within 14 days.

Subjects of injection are all children from 5 to under 12 years old living and studying in the city (about 898,537 children, including 885,730 children going to school and 12,807 children not going to school, who are raised at sponsoring facilities. society).

Children aged 5 to under 12 years old who have had COVID-19 will be vaccinated against COVID-19 after 90 days from the date of illness. Vaccination work is organized at schools, communities, vaccination facilities and hospitals (for children undergoing inpatient treatment or having an injection appointment at the hospital).

The organization of vaccinations by age is gradually reduced, giving priority to children who are in grade 6 and gradually decreasing according to age, depending on the progress of vaccine supply. For nose 1, starting from April 16 to April 30.

On April 16, vaccination program will be organized for children studying in grade 6 in 22 districts, Thu Duc city. Particularly for children in grade 5, the Department of Health and the Department of Education and Training agreed to choose 5 primary schools, including: Nguyen Binh Khiem Primary School (District 1); Bau Sen Primary School (District 5); Duong Minh Chau Primary School (District 10); Ho Van Hue Primary School (Phu Nhuan District) and Tan Son Nhi Primary School (Tan Phu District) to launch the immunization plan for children at primary schools, then preliminary and simultaneously deployed to 22 districts, district on April 18.

Specifically, from April 18 to April 28, simultaneous injections are organized in 22 districts, in which priority is given to children from 10-11 years old (grades 4 and 5) who are living and studying. practice in the city. Children from 5 to under 10 years old will be vaccinated after the city is fully supplied with vaccines. On April 29 and 30, vaccination will be organized at community injection points arranged by districts.

For the second dose, it is expected to be injected within 14 days. The interval between 2 injections according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The vaccine used is the vaccine approved by the Ministry of Health for use in children from 5 to under 12 years old (Pfizer and Moderna), injected with the same basic doses of the vaccine.

Currently, districts all have on-site personnel from medical centers, health stations and district hospitals, with an estimated 444 injection teams, the Department of Health will coordinate the personnel of the hospitals. polyclinics, specialties and polyclinics with pediatric specialties to support districts, districts,

Depending on the number of vaccines provided, in order to avoid wasting resources when not needed, districts prioritize mobilizing local resources to proactively organize vaccination against COVID-19 for children, in case of need. speeding up the vaccination schedule, the district will mobilize more personnel assigned by the Department of Health. Depending on the actual situation in each locality, the Department of Health will adjust the personnel involved in the units.

The Department of Health requires all injection sites to be ready, with a full box of anaphylaxis and emergency equipment appropriate to the age of the child. In case the injection site has many injection children, the locality can arrange dedicated staff for post-injection monitoring to support injection teams.

The 115 Emergency Center is responsible for assigning the out-of-hospital emergency network and the ambulances of the hospitals on duty at the assigned location; supervise and coordinate to provide timely support to injection sites when situations arise.

Establishing a team of pediatric emergency resuscitation specialists at Children’s Hospital 1, Children 2, and Children’s City to be ready to support lower levels in emergency work and treatment of complications after vaccination against COVID-19.

Hospitals must be ready to accept cases of complications after vaccination against COVID-19 either delivered by the 115 emergency network or brought by the people themselves. Hospitals must receive and do initial treatment before being transferred, and absolutely must not refuse to accept emergency patients.

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