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Evaluation on dengue fever vaccine completes in Vietnam

Evaluation on dengue fever vaccine completes in Vietnam

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.

Diarrhoea high in children without vaccine

Diarrhoea high in children without vaccine

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.

People urged to get vaccine against tetanus

People urged to get vaccine against tetanus

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.

Government to give youth encephalitis booster shots

Government to give youth encephalitis booster shots

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.

HCM City runs out of flu vaccines

HCM City runs out of flu vaccines

Many health facilities in HCM City have run out of flu vaccines at a time when the peak influenza season is arriving.

Binh Duong takes measures against Zika virus

Binh Duong takes measures against Zika virus

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.

Hand-foot-mouth virus early this year

Hand-foot-mouth virus early this year

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.

Preventive measures advised amidst JE peak season

Preventive measures advised amidst JE peak season

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.

Expanded immunisation helps cut down child morality

Expanded immunisation helps cut down child morality

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.

Monthly JE vaccination schedule benefits 2 mln children

Monthly JE vaccination schedule benefits 2 mln 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.

Priority given to vaccination in disadvantaged areas

Priority given to vaccination in disadvantaged areas

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.

Singapore reports first Zika case

Singapore reports first Zika case

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore reported the first imported case of Zika virus on May 13.