Children aged 12-17 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (22:16 18/10/2021)


HNP - The Ministry of Health issued Official Letter No. 8688/BYT-DP on October 14 on implementing  COVID-19 vaccination for children  between 12 and 17 years old.


Accordingly, Health Departments of provinces and cities are required to speed up COVID-19 vaccination progress in line with directions of the Government, the Prime Minister, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control, and the Ministry of Health.
 
The Ministry of Health asked the localities to roll out the  COVID-19 vaccination for children between 12 and 17 years old in line with the ministry's guidance.
 
The education-training and health sectors are tased with working together to make plans of vaccination for students from 6th grade to 12th grade so that they could receive vaccine shots soon.
 
So far, over 57 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been injected to   18 -year- old and older people across the country, including over 39 million people or 54% of the total adults, receiving the first shots, and 16 others, or over 22%, have full vaccinated with two shots.

By Tran Huong


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