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Vietnam to start vaccinating children aged 5-11 against coronavirus

29.03.2022 120 просмотров

The Australian government announced its intention to donate about 13.7 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to children under 12 years of age.


Coronavirus immunization for Vietnamese children aged five to 11 will begin in the first week of April. This was reported on Monday by the Tuoi Che newspaper, citing the Ministry of Health of the Republic.

According to the Ministry of Health, the Australian government has officially announced its intention to donate about 13.7 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to Vietnam for children to be vaccinated. in the age category up to 12 years.

Earlier, the agency reported that local authorities reached an agreement with vaccine manufacturer Pfizer to purchase 21.9 million doses of the drug, the first batch of which will be delivered to Vietnam by the end of this month. The immunization campaign will cover a total of 11.8 million young citizens of the country aged five to 11.

Vaccination against COVID-19 for children and adolescents has been launched in Vietnam since the end of October last year. At the initial stage, vaccinations are given to minors in the age group from 12 to 17 years. The immunization itself is carried out with the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

Nine COVID-19 vaccines are officially registered and approved for use in Vietnam. Among them are the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, American Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, as well as the British-Swedish AstraZeneca, the Chinese Vero Cell, the Hayat-Vax vaccine produced in the United Arab Emirates, the Cuban Abdala and the Indian Covaxin.

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