VOV.VN - Vietnam on April 14 kick-started a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to under 12 in Quang Ninh province, using the Moderna vaccine.
The campaign is set to be launched in other localities across the country next week, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
A MoH representative said approximately 11.8 million children aged from 5 to 12 will be vaccinated against COVID-19 this time. They will be given two shots and the campaign will be completed by the end of the second quarter.
Priority will be given to graders 6 (12 years old). Those infected with COVID-19 will be inoculated in July and August.
Vietnam is scheduled to receive approximately 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the Australian government this April. The first batch comprising 921,600 doses arrived in Hanoi on April 9.
Child vaccination against COVID-19 is part of the ongoing national vaccination campaign aimed at achieving herd immunity.