VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health has launched epidemiological investigations, introduced antibiotic therapy, and ordered additional vaccines following an outbreak of diphtheria in Dak Nong province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Disease prevention and control is the main duty of the health sector this year, thus the sector will actively conduct preventive measures and provide vaccinations in high-risk areas.
Nearly 90 percent of measles cases reported in Vietnam can be traced to people who were either not vaccinated against the highly contagious virus, received no full vaccinations or had unknown vaccination status.
Vietnam is promoting hepatitis B vaccination for newborns in mountainous and remote areas where the customs of giving birth at home still challenges immunization efforts.
VOV.VN - Over the past week, health officials in the central highlands Dak Lak Province have identified more than a dozen cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, an illness commonly seen in children.
Medical experts are warning against what they see as an anti-vaccine campaign that is being waged on social media.
Vaccination is one of the greatest medical success stories that save 2-3 million lives every year, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at a meeting held in the central province of Quang Ngai on June 3 in response to the World Immunisation Week 2017.
The measles-rubella vaccine (MR) produced by Vietnam, which was clinically tested and proven safe and effective, will be used in the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation free of charge in 2017.
Many health facilities in HCM City have run out of flu vaccines at a time when the peak influenza season is arriving.
The risk of infectious disease in Vietnam is still high, with cases of infection likely to increase from now to the end of the year, according to the Ministry of Health.
A conference was held in the central province of Nghe An on September 23 in response to World Rabies Day 2016 (September 28).
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has directed localities nationwide to strengthen measures to effectively prevent the occurrence and spread of rabies this summer.
About 2 million children (91.1%) aged 1-5, nationwide have received two doses of vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE) since the vaccine began to be provided free of charge on a monthly basis a year ago.
Vietnam is prioritising vaccinations in remote, mountainous and disadvantaged areas in order to equalise the immunisation rate among regions across the nation, stated Dang Duc Anh, head of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has recently launched a campaign to give the measles–rubella vaccination to juveniles aged 16-17 in the locality.
Ho Chi Minh City from next month will implement a campaign to give the measles–rubella vaccination to about 124,000 people aged 16-17 from 24 districts in the city.
The national campaign on measles-rubella vaccination will be expanded to children aged 16-17 in a bid to prevent and stop the infectious diseases.
The health sector has made great strides in protecting public health, contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the Health Ministry’s teleconference on January 15.
Health officials in central Vietnam have reported another death related to the free 5-in-1 Quinvaxem vaccine, the second since last month and the eighth in two years.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has formally certified Vietnam’s fully-equipped national regulatory system that ensures the safety and efficacy of vaccines produced and used in the country.