Over 12,000 children vaccinated, no serious adverse reactions recorded

VOV.VN - As many as 12,414 children aged from 5 to under 12 years have been given their first vaccine shot against COVID-19 since the campaign was launched in Vietnam last week.

Quang Ninh, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Nam are the first four localities that are carrying out the campaign.  

The vaccination has been conducted in an orderly manner and no serious adverse reactions have been recorded, reported the Ministry of Health.

Other localities are set to vaccine their children this week, using the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Australian government.

According to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son, vaccinating children aged 5-12 is an important task of the health sector in 2022. Vaccination is an effective way to better protect children from virus infections, helping to reduce transmission of the virus between generations in families and between teachers and pupils at school.

The ministry has asked for a permission from the Prime Minister to purchase vaccine and receive vaccine donations from international organisations such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and COVAX Facility, as well as from other countries.  

The Australian Government has decided to donated approximately 7 million doses of the vaccine for children of this age group, and the first batch of more than 900,000 doses arrived in Vietnam on April 9.

Currently, 53 countries and territories worldwide have been vaccinating children aged 5-12 years.

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