VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has assigned key ministries and agencies to research and develop coronavirus vaccines after Vietnam controlled the two main coronavirus testing methods.
Research on a vaccine against dengue fever has been completed in Vietnam and the vaccine still needs ethical approval from the Ministry of Health before being popularized, according to the vaccine research group from the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) will continue to use the ComBE Five vaccine in a national expanded immunisation programme (EIP), a senior official said.
ComBE Five vaccine will be used nationwide to replace Quinvaxem from late December after it was tested in seven provinces, the Ministry of Health announced on December 18.
The Ministry of Health has issued a decision approving a plan to give additional measles-rubella (MR) vaccine shots to children in the 1-5 age group in the 2018-2019 period.
From 2015 to July 2017, HCM City’s Pasteur Institute collected 2,220 samples from diarrhoea patients aged under five for rotavirus tests. The results showed more than 45% of samples were positive, Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper reported.
VOV.VN - A child from the Central Highlands city of Buon Ma Thuot died after being affected with Japanese B encephalitis, said a local health official.
Doctors from HCM City’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases advised people to vaccinate against tetanus as the hospital admitted 134 patients with the disease in the first four months of this year, accounting for nearly 50% of last year’s total.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has successfully mass produced a combined vaccine against measles and rubella for the first time, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health said on May 3.
The national immunisation programme will give supplemental vaccinations against Japanese encephalitis to children between six and 15 years old, who did not receive the vaccine, or are not sure about their vaccination schedule previously, in districts facing high risks of the disease.
Vietnam has successfully produced a combined vaccine against measles and rubella (MR) that can benefit around 1.5 million children and thousands of women preparing to get pregnant.
Many health facilities in HCM City have run out of flu vaccines at a time when the peak influenza season is arriving.
The Ministry of Health has instructed the Binh Duong provincial Health Department to keep a close watch on suspected Zika virus inspections after a Zika case was detected in the southern province.
The hand, foot and mouth disease season has barely begun in Ho Chi Minh City but hospitals are already seeing a rush of patients, many of them severely affected, according to paediatrics hospitals.
A 4-month-old baby in the southern province of Ben Tre died on July 29, four days after getting a shot of the controversial 5-in-1 vaccine Quinvaxem, local media reported on July 30.
Various activities are taking place nationwide to improve public awareness of viral hepatitis as Vietnam has high incidence of hepatitis B and C compared to other regional countries.
The General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Health Ministry has warned the community to take active measures against Japanese encephalitis (JE) which reaches its peak season in June and July.
Vietnam’s National Expanded Programme on Immunisation since its launch in 1985 has greatly contributed to reducing the rate of catching diseases, ending polio, and controlling many infectious diseases as well as cutting down the mortality rate among children.
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.