Nearly 1,800 children from 5 to under 12 years old postpone vaccination against COVID-19
On the afternoon of April 21, Ms. Le Thien Huynh Nhu, Deputy Chief of the Office of the Health Department of Ho Chi Minh City, said that by the end of April 20, the city had injected the vaccine. COVID-19 vaccine for a total of 93,562 children; In which, the total number of children who delayed vaccination was 1,798, because most of them were infected COVID-19 but not enough time for vaccination.
“All cases of post-injection reactions are detected early and treated promptly health stable. Vaccination work is orderly, safe and ensures epidemic prevention and control.Ms. Nhu said.
Regarding the child’s lack of identification, Ms. Nhu said, if parents want to vaccinate their children, the Department of Health will support immunization for children.
“During the injection process, the vaccination unit will record the child’s information, and then proceed to get the identification and authentication code later”Ms. Nhu said.
Children after vaccination go home with a high fever, hand pain or other symptoms, parents (guardians) can contact the phone number of the local health station, the number of the medical staff of the vaccination unit. provided or Call Center 1022 branch 3 has leading professors, associate professors of medicine, infectious disease experts, epidemiologists who can provide care advice all days of the week with time frames: 8 – 12 o’clock, 14 – 16 o’clock, 19 – 21 o’clock.
According to the Deputy Chief of the Office of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, currently the number of new and severe cases of COVID-19 has decreased sharply and no deaths have been recorded in recent days, which shows the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. -19 as well as the city’s campaign to protect people at risk. However, it is still necessary to be cautious about the possibility that the epidemic may break out with new strains appearing.
Previously, on April 16, Ho Chi Minh City started a campaign to vaccinate against COVID-19 for children 5 to under 12 years old in the area, 6th grade students were vaccinated first, gradually decreasing to a younger age.
According to the plan of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, the city will vaccinate about 898,537 children from 5 to under 12 years old, of which 885,730 children go to school and 12,807 children do not go to school, and are raised at social protection facilities. festival.
Children aged 5 to under 12 years old who have had COVID-19 will receive the COVID-19 vaccine 90 days after the date of illness.
Children will be vaccinated at schools, communities, vaccination facilities and hospitals (for children who are inpatient treatment or are prescribed to be vaccinated at the hospital).
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