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Preparation for the 4th dose of vaccination for people aged 18 and over

At the regular government press conference in April 2022, answering questions from the press about injections vaccinations Room COVID-19 For children, Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said Vietnam is one of the top six countries in vaccination coverage. Vietnam is also accelerating vaccination rates for children aged 5 to 11. By the end of April, nearly 1.2 million children aged 5 to 11 had been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Asked whether the implementation of 5K is still appropriate, the deputy health minister said that the health ministry’s proposal was not rigid and flexible from the start to ensure efficiency.

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Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen.

Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen shared more: “Currently, Vietnam is fully open, students are going to school, workers are returning to work, tourism is reopening, flights are resuming, so in addition to the 5K measure, the focus is on accelerating the progress of the 3rd dose of vaccine for people aged 18 and over . By the end of April 28 almost 60% of them were vaccinated. As instructed by the Prime Minister, it will be completed in the second quarter of this year to inject enough vaccines for this issue.”

The Department of Health mandates the Vaccination Council to meet to develop guidelines for the 4th dose of vaccine for those aged 18 and over while accelerating the immunization schedule for children aged 5-11. As directed by the Prime Minister, complete vaccination for children aged 5-11 who have not been infected with SARS-CoV-2, essentially completing the first and second doses in the second quarter of 2022.

“We respectfully ask the media to disseminate and mobilize subjects to receive the 3rd and 4th doses of vaccine. In particular, promote and advocate that parents continue to accompany the health sector to bring their children. I go to the injection sites for the highest coverage.” Message from the Deputy Minister of Health.

Regarding press agencies’ question as to when Vietnam will consider COVID-19 an endemic disease, Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said that no country in the world has considered COVID-19 an endemic disease. However, there are a number of countries that have relaxed epidemic prevention and control measures, not enforcing isolation for close contacts or not wearing masks in public places, such as Britain, Denmark and Sweden.

Or some countries have gradually announced that COVID-19 has become an endemic disease, such as Thailand, Australia, Spain and Portugal. They rely on a low mortality rate or a rate of serious illness requiring hospitalization and, in particular, on a high vaccination rate.

In our country, the epidemic is very well controlled, but according to the World Health Organization, the world is still in a pandemic phase and warns that new strains can still appear.

Vietnam is in the midst of a pandemic and endemic disease. In accordance with Government Resolution 128 promulgating the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Program, the Ministry of Health is developing a response plan to take appropriate epidemic prevention and control measures, such as: B. Adjusting the definition of cases, instructions on isolation measures for closing contacts. The ministry has also issued instructions to suspend the application of the medical declaration at border gates, particularly aviation border gates.

Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen stressed that although the epidemic is under control and vaccination coverage is high, our country is also very open about it, so people are not lax and subjective in prevention work. , against the COVID-19 epidemic.

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