Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are the two localities with the largest distribution of vaccines, 87,500 and 72,700 doses, respectively.
Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Dong Nai provinces are allocated from 31,000 to 35,700 doses. The locality receiving the lowest number of doses was Bac Kan (3,300 doses).
The Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology requires the units to receive the vaccine and organize the injection immediately COVID-19 vaccine are allocated, and report on implementation results to the Department of Preventive Medicine, Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology/Pasteur and Centers for Disease Control of provinces/cities according to management zoning.
Moderna is one of two vaccines (along with Pfizer) approved by the Ministry of Health for use in children 6-11 years old for urgent needs in the prevention and control of COVID-19.
The dose of Moderna vaccine for children is 1/2 of the basic dose compared to the dose used for adults. Moderna vaccine comes in the form of a white to off-white injectable suspension. The 0.25 ml pediatric dose contains 50 mcg of COVID-19 vaccine mRNA (encapsulated in lipid nanoparticles).
Moderna vaccine has a shelf life of 9 months from the date of manufacture, storage time at 2 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius for up to 30 days. Children vaccinated with Moderna vaccine receive 2 injections, 28 days apart.
Yesterday, April 14, the Ministry of Health launched a campaign to vaccinate against COVID-19 for children aged 5-11. Quang Ninh is the first locality in the country to implement injections for 6th graders. Next in Quang Ninh is Hanoi, which will give injections to children in this age group. It is expected that next week, the Ministry of Health will deploy widespread vaccination for children aged 5-11 nationwide.
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