Vietnam to purchase 21.9 million Pfizer doses for child vaccinations

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health has proposed that the Government permit the purchase of 21.9 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses in order to inoculate local children aged 5 to 11.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said on January 20 his Ministry is working on a COVID-19 vaccination plan for children aged 5 to 11 to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the campaign. The Ministry is also working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the matter.

So far the WHO has yet to issue any official guidance for vaccinations of children aged 5 to 11, said Long, adding only some countries have commenced vaccinating children as young as five against COVID-19.

Amidst public concerns about vaccinations for children, the Prime Minister has recently ordered the Ministry of Health to conduct a survey and make recommendations.

“This is a very important issue. We can’t rush things, and we have to take concrete steps to ensure maximum safety for children,” Minister Long said.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also asked the Health Ministry to study lessons from other countries to ensure the safety and effectiveness of vaccination for children before making a final decision.

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