According to the Ministry of Health, the interval between the 4th injection is at least 4 months after the 3rd dose.
The Ministry of Health has just sent a document to the Department of Health of the provinces and cities; Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute; Department of Health, Ministry of Public Security; Department of Military Medicine, General Department of Logistics, Ministry of National Defense and sectoral health on vaccination against COVID-19 with 2nd dose – 4th dose.
According to the Ministry of Health, by May 4, 2022, the whole country has vaccinated about 215 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the basic dose coverage rate for people 18 years of age and older reaching approximately 100%; Coverage rates for nose I and 2 for children from 12 to 17 years old are 100% and 96.4%, respectively; The rate of 3rd dose injection (repeated dose) for people aged 18 years and over was 57.5%; The coverage rate of nose I for children from 5 years old to under 12 years old is 13.7%.
The Ministry of Health requested to speed up the progress of vaccination against COVID-19 for children aged 5 – under 12 years, ensure safety and effectiveness, and complete vaccination for eligible children in the second quarter of 2022. under the direction of the Government.
The Ministry of Health also required the preparation of necessary conditions to deploy the 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Regarding the second booster dose (dose 4) of COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Health said that the subjects of the injection are people aged 50 years or older; People 18 years of age and older with moderate to severe immunodeficiency; People aged 18 and over are in the high-risk group for exposure to COVID-19: health workers, frontline officials, workers, people working in industrial zones.
The vaccine used for injection is an mRNA vaccine (a vaccine manufactured by Pfizer or Moderna); Vaccines manufactured by Astrazeneca; Vaccine of the same type as the 3rd dose (1st booster);
Interval: At least 4 months after the 3rd dose (1st booster).
The Ministry of Health requested the local Departments of Health to advise the Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee to decide on the subjects to be injected in accordance with the actual situation and requirements for epidemic prevention and control in the locality, develop a plan and prepare necessary conditions to deploy the 4th dose injection based on the vaccine supply progress.
The local Departments of Health propose the need for the 4th dose vaccine to the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute according to the management zoning before May 25, 2022.
The Ministry of Health requested the Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology and the Pasteur Institute to send it to the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology before May 30, 2022 to synthesize and propose the number of vaccines.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health assigned the Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Pasteur Institute to provide guidance and technical support to localities in organizing and implementing vaccination.
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