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Australia provides Vietnam with 7.2 million doses of COVID vaccine for children

11.05.2022 122 просмотров

Vaccination against COVID-19 for Vietnamese children aged 5 to 12 began in the first half of April.


Australia has provided more than 7.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Vietnam to immunize children aged 5 to 12. This was reported on Wednesday by the news portal of the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam.

The ceremony of handing over medicines donated by the Australian government, as the news resource notes, was held at the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Speaking at the event, Viet Nam Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Thuyen expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Australia for their assistance in protecting public health. In turn, Minister Counselor of the Australian Embassy in Vietnam Mark Tattersallconfirmed his country's readiness to continue to work with Vietnam to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19. The Australian-provided vaccines will help support Vietnam's efforts to contain the pandemic, allowing life to return to normal as soon as possible, he said. . The immunization campaign will cover a total of 11.8 million young citizens of the country.

According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam is among the countries in the world with the highest rates of immunization and the highest vaccination coverage. To date, over 81% of adults over the age of 18 have been revaccinated with the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

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