Vietnam to administer Pfizer vaccine to children from November

(VOVWORLD) -The Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) will be used to inoculate children aged 12 to 17 nationwide, starting in November, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said on Tuesday. 
Vietnam to administer Pfizer vaccine to children from November  - ảnh 1Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long (C). (Photo:

This vaccine has been recommended by the World Health Organization to vaccinate children and many countries have used it. It is safe for children, Dr. Long told a meeting on vaccination for children  in Hanoi on Tuesday.

According to the minister, children aged 16-17 will be injected first and those in other age groups will receive their vaccine shot later.

For smaller children, he said the Ministry of Health has worked out a vaccination plan in 2022 pending the availability of vaccines for these groups.

Safety is No1 priority, stressed Dr. Long, adding that the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology will run training courses for all provinces and cities on Friday.

The campaign to vaccinate children against COVID-19 is carried out similar to the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in the past. The injection will be conducted first in localities that have experienced social distancing and have a high infection rate of the virus, and localities with high population density and high risk of infection.

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