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Covid-19 vaccinations prepared for children from 5
  • | dtinews.vn | December 09, 2021 07:01 AM
Vietnam is seeking more Covid-19 vaccine sources to inoculate local children aged between 5 and 11.

According to Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen, to date, 97 percent of people aged from 18 in the country have been given a first Covid-19 vaccine shot, with the rate for the second shot at 70 percent. To date, roughly five million children aged from 12 to 17 have been provided with the first Covid-19 vaccine jab.

  

The Covid-19 vaccination in Vietnam


Tuyen added that Vietnam had targeted to finish the second shot for people from 18 years old by the end of this year. The country has started giving a third shot to adults and this is scheduled to be completed by mid-2022.

The deputy minister noted that the nation is negotiating with Covid-19 vaccine producers and suppliers for contracts to benefit children from 5-11 years old.

He said the recent higher rate of Covid-19 deaths was primarily focused on the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.

At present, Covid-19 patients who display none or just mild symptoms are allowed to stay at home for treatment, while those with worsened symptoms are sent to hospital.

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