Information at the press conference providing information about the epidemic situation COVID-19 In the area on the afternoon of April 21, according to a representative of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, by the end of April 20, a total of 93,562 children 5-11 years old were vaccinated against COVID-19. Of which, 1,798 children had to postpone vaccination, most of them with COVID-19 had not had enough time to be vaccinated, in addition, 458 children with obesity and underlying diseases were assigned to be transferred to the hospital for injection. All cases of post-injection reactions are detected early and treated promptly health stable.
Ms. Le Thien Quynh Nhu – Deputy Chief of the Office of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, said that in cases of primary school students (most children under 6 years old) have not been given identification codes, if parents want to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccine for their children, the health sector is ready to support them to be vaccinated. During the injection process, the health sector records the children’s information so that later steps can be taken to identify the children.
Responding to parents’ complaints about the fact that after vaccination, some children reacted with high fever and sore hands, but contacting the phone number provided could not be, Ms. Quynh Nhu said, in addition to the phone of the medical station. Medical staff at the vaccination site provided, when necessary, parents can contact channel 1022 branch 3 in the time frames from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and in the evening from 19 pm to 9 pm for support support and advice.
“The channel has the volunteer participation of a team of professors, associate professors, experienced leading doctors from the Medical Association of Ho Chi Minh City as well as the City Center for Disease Control, infectious disease experts, experts in epidemiology of hospitals in the city, parents can easily and quickly access to receive useful, official and scientific health information.” – Ms. Le Thien Quynh Nhu more information.
Up to now, the COVID-19 epidemic in the city, especially new cases as well as the number of severe cases, has decreased deeply, no deaths have been recorded in recent days. This shows that the effectiveness of vaccination against COVID-19 has created immunity in the community, as well as the campaign to protect people at risk is effective. However, the health sector is still very cautious because there is still a possibility that the epidemic may break out due to new strains appearing in the near future.
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