700,000 children in HCM City to be jabbed against COVID-19
Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health announced on October 15 that it is expected to issue a vaccination plan against COVID-19 for those between the age of 12 and 18.
In line with the scheme, a total of 700,000 children in the age group will be inoculated.
This comes after the Ministry of Health approved the administration of COVID-19 vaccines for those aged 12 to 17,with those aged 16 to 17 prioritised.
The vaccines must be administered in two doses, with both being of the same brand of vaccine. In addition, parents or other legal guardians must give their consent to approve the children's vaccination.
At present, the Ministry have not explicitly said which types of COVID-19 vaccine will be used for children aged 12 to 17. So far, only the Pfizer vaccine has been adopted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this specific age range.
Deputy Health Minister Tran Van Thuan stated that during his recent visit to Cuba, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Caribbean country to send a dossier relating to child vaccines for consideration.