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Students should be vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to school: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered authorities to seek proper vaccine sources and make students a priority group for vaccinations so they can return to school.Vietnam has to date received about 28 million doses of vaccines from various sources. The country has administered about ...

Health ministry releases Pfizer allocation plan, suggests vaccine mixing

Deputy Minister of Health Trương Quốc Cường has just signed a decision on the allocation plan of 746,460 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to provinces, cities and hospitals across the country.The Ministry of Health has requested that due to the low number of vaccines available, Pfizer vaccine ...

Employees of foreign NGOs in Vietnam vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 1,000 employees of foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hanoi, including over 100 foreigners, received COVID-19 vaccine shots on July 13. VUFO aims to provide COVID-19 vaccination to employees of foreign NGOs in 56 other cities and province.Keep reading ...

Vietnam looks to digitalise COVID-19 vaccination database

Military-run telecom group Viettel has developed a digital health record system that allows people to register for COVID-19 vaccination, make health declarations, and receive information on time and venue for the inoculation online.People can register to schedule a COVID-19 immunisation appointment on the system, which ...

Diphtheria infections soar to 93 in Central Highlands

Vietnam’s Central Highlands provinces are battling a fast-spreading diphtheria outbreak, with 15 new cases recorded in the last two days. In just over a month, diphtheria has struck four provinces in the region with 93 infections in total and three deaths.Low vaccination rates have been ...

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Vietnam completes research on dengue fever vaccine

A research group from the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City has completed their research into a vaccine against dengue fever, which is awaiting approval from an ethics council before being put into use. The research was sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of ...

UNFPA, US pharma firm partner to roll out HPV vaccination in Vietnam

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the US-based pharmaceutical company Merc Sharp & Dohme (MSD) will join hands to support the Ministry of Health to roll out the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in Vietnam from 2019 – 2021. An agreement to this effect was ...

Health ministry urges for preventive measures against diseases and safe vaccinations

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on June 11 hosted an online conference connecting over 700 venues in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide, aimed at updating specific technical measures to monitor epidemics, provide treatment and emergency regimens and handle complications after vaccinations.At the conference, delegates ...

Hanoi’s students to be fully vaccinated in coming school year

In the next school year, any student in Hanoi who has not had their vaccinations must be immunised to prevent diseases.  That was the warning from Nguyen Nhat Cam, Director of the Hanoi Disease Control Centre.The “5-in-1” vaccine that can help fight against five common, potentially fatal ...

Nearly 90 percent of measles cases related to lack of vaccination

Nearly 90 percent of measles cases reported in Vietnam can be traced to people who were either not vaccinated against the highly contagious virus, received no full vaccinations or had unknown vaccination status.Keep reading ...

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