Vietnam expands COVID-19 vaccination to children aged 12-17

HANOI (BERNAMA) – The COVID-19 vaccination has been expanded to children aged 12 to 17 in Vietnam, from October in localities with sufficient conditions, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

In a document issued on Thursday, the MoH asked provinces and centrally-run cities nationwide to expand the vaccination to people aged 12 to 17, with those aged 16 to 17 to get the shots first.

According to Vietnam News Agency (VNA) the inoculation will be carried out basing on the vaccine supply and the pandemic situation in each locality.

The MoH noted it has authorised a vaccine for use for this age group on the basis of the producer’s and its instructions.

Each person will be injected with two doses of the same vaccine, the ministry said.

As of October 11, more than 55 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered to people aged from 18 in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s MoH asked provinces and centrally-run cities nationwide to expand the vaccination to people aged 12 to 17, with those aged 16 to 17 to get the shots first. PHOTO: THE STAR