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Vietnam expands Covid-19 vaccination among children

Vietnam expands Covid-19 vaccination among children

Hanoi, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has significantly expanded the Covid-19 vaccination for children aged five to 12 years old by distributing more than 2,600,000 additional doses of the immunogen, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.
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To date, and since April 14, around 9,660,000 doses have been administrated to meet the inoculation needs of this age group, the Ministry stated.

Of the total of vaccines available, it added, about 5.3 million doses had been administered up to June 13.

Vietnam received around 16.5 million Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus for infants of the aforementioned age group, donated by the Governments of Australia and the Netherlands, VNA news agency pointed out.

In its most recent report about the pandemic situation nationwide, released on Tuesday, the Ministry itself reported 856 new cases in the last 24 hours, 151 cases were reported in Hanoi, 64 were recorded in the central city of Da Nang and 56 in the northern province of Phu Tho.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Vietnam has so far accumulated more than 10,733,000 contagions, 9,568,000 patients have recovered from the disease, while 43,083 have died due to complications related to the disease.

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