Nearly 800,000 children in Hanoi are preparing to receive the Covid-19 vaccine 7

Nearly 800,000 children in Hanoi are preparing to receive the Covid-19 vaccine 7

519,547 children from 12 to under 16 years old and 272,374 children from 16 to under 18 years old in Hanoi are eligible for Covid-19 vaccination.

According to the inter-sectoral plan to deploy Covid-19 vaccination for children 12-17 years old, recently issued by the Hanoi Department of Health, the subjects for vaccination are all children 12-17 years old (including children going to school in Hanoi).

The vaccination campaign is implemented according to a gradually lowering age schedule (from 17 years old to 12 years old, equivalent to grade 12 students being vaccinated first, then grade 11 and then grade 7).

It is expected that Hanoi will have a total of 791,921 children eligible for this vaccination, including 519,547 children from 12 to under 16 years old, 272,374 children from 16 to under 18 years old.

The expected vaccination deployment time is from the fourth quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022.

Hanoi set up mobile vaccination sites in schools (including middle and high schools, continuing education schools; colleges, vocational secondary schools, and social protection centers that nurture children).

Children can also be vaccinated at Health Stations or vaccination points, vaccinated for groups suspended at school and children who do not go to school.

Organizing injections at the hospital for children with congenital diseases, chronic diseases of the heart, lungs, digestive system, urinary system, blood… abnormal heart and lung auscultation, grade 3 anaphylaxis to any allergen

Medical staff prepare doses of Covid-19 vaccine for people in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Covid-19 vaccination plan for children in Hanoi is part of the national vaccination campaign starting October 29.

Doctor Khong Minh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), said that the vaccination campaign for children will be less favorable than for adults because children are often afraid of doctors, causing a chain effect, requiring

Besides, children are still young and do not have the ability to self-monitor and promptly report post-vaccination reactions.

Thuy Quynh

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