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People in Ho Chi Minh City are afraid to get the 3rd dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Reported data show that the recommended amount of Covid-19 vaccine for the 3rd dose in HCMC is too low compared to the number needed to reach the 90% target rate.

On May 25, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City issued a conclusion document after a preliminary meeting to draw experience on vaccination work Covid-19 vaccine locality.

Nguyen Huu Hung, Deputy Director of the City Department of Health, said that through summarizing reports from districts, Thu Duc city, the number of proposed demand for a Covid-19 vaccine is too low.

Specifically, localities have only proposed 46,496 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, while the remaining number of people who need the 1st booster dose (3rd dose) is 1,525,841 people to achieve the 90% rate.

Therefore, based on the population over 18 years old (as of May 12, 2022) and data from the Covid-19 Immunization Management Platform, the Department of Health will allocate vaccines to districts for vaccination. 3 to ensure 90% coverage under the direction of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health.

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High school students in Ho Chi Minh City get the Covid-19 vaccine in the first phase.

The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City also requested the Medical Center to advise the People’s Committees of districts and Thu Duc City to speed up the progress of Covid-19 vaccination for children from 12 to under 18 years old and the 3rd dose for people aged 18 and over. up, completed in the second quarter of 2022.

In addition, regarding the 2nd dose vaccination for children aged 5-11 years old in Ho Chi Minh City, the Department of Health asked the units to jointly review and analyze the causes of unvaccinated children. These children need to be divided into 3 groups: the number of children whose parents do not consent, the number of children whose parents consent but contracted Covid-19 within 3 months, and the number of children who are contraindicated to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

At the same time, the number of children with underlying diseases who are not eligible for vaccination at mobile points with indications for injection at the hospital must be counted. These children, if they have been vaccinated or have not been vaccinated, also need to clearly identify the reason and report it to the district health center before June 15.

The Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City summarizes and reports the results of the 2nd round of vaccination of children aged 5-11 years old across the city, analyzes the causes, compares the data, reviews and sends it to the Department of Health before the date. 1/7, immediately after the end of this injection.

Mr. Nguyen Huu Hung also suggested that localities review and re-arrange injection sites at schools (for children aged 5-11 in phase 2). It is possible to concentrate a few schools near each other with a small number of students in one injection site to facilitate the arrangement of ambulances to serve the mobile injection site.

According to the Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City, by the end of May 21, the city had administered the Covid-19 vaccine to 303,955 children aged 5-11. In which, 288,377 children received the first dose and 15,578 children received the second dose.

According to HCDC, there are 7,138 children postponing vaccination and 741 children being assigned to be transferred to the hospital for injection to ensure safety. The organization of vaccination took place in an orderly manner, ensuring vaccination safety and safety against Covid-19. All cases of post-injection reactions were detected early, treated promptly, and are currently in stable health.

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The Ministry of Health urges localities to submit a request for a Covid-19 vaccine for injection 4Before May 25, localities need to send proposals on demand for vaccines to inject the 4th dose to the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute according to management zoning.

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