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PM orders completing vaccination against COVID-19 for children aged 5-12 in Q2

VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Ministry of Health to complete vaccination against COVID-19 for children aged from 5 to 11 years old in the second quarter of 2022.

Posts Thuy Dung

04/05/2022 08:40
PM orders completing vaccination against COVID-19 for children aged 5-12 in Q2  - Ảnh 1.

Currently, more than 10 million children aged from 5-12 nationwide have yet been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health approved two COVID-19 vaccines for children in this age group including Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (Spikevax) and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty).

The ministry said Australia pledged to donate 13.7 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna to help Viet Nam expand COVID-19 vaccination coverage to children in this age group.

The first 9.7 million doses – 700,000 doses of Pfizer and 9 million of Moderna – will arrive in Viet Nam in early April.

The second delivery comprising about 4 million of Pfizer vaccines donated by the Australian Government via the UNICEF, will also arrive in April.

As of April 5, more than 207 million vaccine doses were administered nationwide, over 17 million of which were given to adolescences aged from 12-17.