Today: 29/02/2024 22:43:28 (GMT+7)

WHO, UNICEF-supported 5-in-1 vaccine arrives in Vietnam

A batch of the 5-in-1 vaccine supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) arrived in Hanoi on Thursday.

The batch consists of 185,700 doses of DTP-VGB-Hib vaccine, urgently provided for the Ministry of Health to address a reduction in immunization rates and a shortage of the 5-in-1 vaccine.

WHO, UNICEF, supported 5-in-1 vaccine, arrives in Vietnam, immunization rates, routine immunization services, essential vaccine

A medical staff prepares to vaccinate a baby at a Vietnam Vaccine JSC's center in HCMC.

The vaccine, which helps protect children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib), needs to be purchased from approved international suppliers.

Like other countries around the world, routine immunization services in Vietnam have been disrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in approximately 114,000 children under one year old missing vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, which are used as indicators of global immunization coverage, in 2022.

Due to the recent shortage, an estimated 300,000 Vietnamese children born in the beginning of 2023 have yet to receive this essential vaccine.

UNICEF Representative in Vietnam Rana Flowers stated that UNICEF and WHO are proud to support efforts to ensure that missed immunizations are urgently addressed across Vietnam, while also aiding the local improvement and restoration of immunization services to pre-pandemic levels.

WHO Representative in Vietnam Angela Pratt affirmed WHO will continue to collaborate with UNICEF and other partners to support the Vietnamese government, ensuring that all children in the country receive complete and timely immunizations.

Deputy PM orders sufficient supply of vaccines for children by all means
By all means, enough vaccines must be provided to children as soon as possible, asked Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha at a working session with leaders of some ministries, sectors and localities on the purchase of vaccines for children within the expanded immunisation programme, held on June 10.
Vaccine diplomacy helps Vietnam save $900M: foreign minister
Vietnam had received 260 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and almost half of them were donated, saving more than US$900 million for the state budget, said Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.
Vietnam to study effectiveness of 7 Covid vaccines
The health ministry is conducting seven studies on the immunological effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines for approval and licensing purposes.
Over 96 percent of workers at industrial parks get second booster shot of Covid-19 vaccine
(BGO) – Implementing the direction from the People’s Committee in Bac Giang province, since late May, the Medical Center at the provincial industrial park (Center) has launched peak period to administer second booster shot of Covid-19 vaccine to workers at the industrial parks (IP) so as to stabilize the production and business at the enterprise in the IP which attract the biggest number of labours in the province.
Pig deaths after vaccination not because of vaccine quality: agriculture official
In June this year, Vietnam announced that it had successfully developed a vaccine to administer to pigs to fight African swine fever, with the aim of becoming the first country to commercially produce and export it.

Source: VnExpress

WHO, UNICEF, supported 5-in-1 vaccine, arrives in Vietnam, immunization rates, routine immunization services, essential vaccine
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News