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On October 14, the Ministry of Health issued Document No. 8688/BYT-DP on the vaccination against Covid-19 for children aged 12-17, and sent it to the Departments of Health of the provinces and centrally-run cities and Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute.

Accordingly, in order to gradually increase coverage and maximize the use of Covid-19 vaccines, the Ministry of Health recommends:

Departments of Health of provinces and cities: Continue to further accelerate the progress of vaccination against Covid-19 for those aged 18 years and older, giving priority to full dose vaccination for those aged 50 and older. under the direction of the Government, the Prime Minister, the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Health.

Implement vaccination against Covid-19 for children: Expand the target audience for children from 12 to 17 years old according to the roadmap from high to low ages (pre-vaccination for ages 16-17 and gradually lowering the level of vaccination). age) according to the vaccine supply progress and local epidemic situation.

Type of vaccine used: The vaccine has been approved by the Ministry of Health for use in this age group, according to the instructions for use of the manufacturer and the Ministry of Health. The vaccine is given in 2 doses and injected with the same vaccine.

On October 14, the Ministry of Health issued Document No. 8688/BYT-DP on the vaccination against Covid-19 for children aged 12-17, and sent it to the Departments of Health of the provinces and centrally-run cities and Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute. Illustration.

The locality develops a plan and implements the first injection from October 20, 2021 if it is prepared and qualified. The local Department of Health shall coordinate with the Department of Education and Training to review and make a list of vaccinations for children going to school from grade 6 to grade 12. For children of this age who do not attend school, coordinate with the authorities. local to make a list.

Organize vaccination campaign in the form of a campaign at fixed vaccination facilities, at mobile injection sites and schools (for areas where the organization is concentrated at school).

Parents and guardians need to sign the vaccination consent form (if they agree to vaccinate this subject). Children are screened before vaccination, monitored and cared for after vaccination according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health.

Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute develop documents, plan training and guide vaccination for children 12-17 years old for provinces; Directing, guiding and providing professional and technical support to localities in organizing vaccination implementation.

According to the report of the Ministry of Health, among the Covid-19 cases recorded in Vietnam, the incidence of 0-2 years old group is 2.5%; 3-12 years old is 8.9%; 13-17 is 5.7%.

The mortality rate in the 0-2 age group is 0.19%; 3-12 years old is 0.06%; from 13-17 years old is 0.09%.

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