return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Pfizer vaccine may be approved for children aged 12-17 in Vietnam

In many countries, only Pfizer vaccine has been approved for people aged 12 to 17. In Vietnam, this vaccine may be also used for children.

{keywords}



The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched a program on vaccinating children which will run with the immunization program for adults.

Dr Pham Quang Thai, who is head of the northern region office of the Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization (NEPI), said Pfizer’s vaccine is the only Covid-19 vaccine used for children in the world so far.

Perhaps other vaccines will apply for licensing for children in Vietnam in the time to come. The Cuban vaccine, for example, has been approved by the Cuban Government for emergency use for children in the country.

Pfizer’s vaccine has been approved for people aged 12-17, and the company is now conducting clinical experiments to for use for children aged below 12.

There is sufficient evidence on the safety of Pfizer’s vaccines for children.

Under MOH regulations, parents or people taking care of children will have to sign a document to agree to have their children vaccinated.

“There has been no report about the possible impact the vaccine may have on genes,” he said.

The vaccine, through the protein synthesis mechanism of some immune cells, produces the S protein, thereby helping the body produce specific antibodies.

Asked about the monitoring of children’s reactions after vaccination, Thai said some cases of myocarditis have been reported after injection. However, the number of cases is very low, and those who suffered from this can be treated.

MOH on October 14 released a document on vaccinating children aged 12-17 which said Vietnam will expand the vaccination program step by step, from higher to lower ages (children aged 16-17 will get vaccinations first, followed by children at lower ages). This will depend on vaccine supply in localities.

The vaccines must be ones approved by MOH for these ages and used with guidance from MOH and manufacturers. Everyone will get two shots of the vaccine.

Children will have a screening examination before injections. They will be shown how to monitor health conditions after injections.

The HCM City Healthcare Department has a plan on vaccinating children aged 12-17 beginning October 22.

The children in the city will get their first shots over a five day period and the second shot will be given over a 15 day period. The time between the two shots will be as recommended by the manufacturers. 

Ngoc Trang

Vaccines arriving later this year to be used for both children and adults

Vaccines arriving later this year to be used for both children and adults

Dr Pham Van Phuc from the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases said that research shows that Covid-19 is less dangerous to children than adults and infected children have fewer complications.

700,000 children in HCM City to be jabbed against COVID-19

700,000 children in HCM City to be jabbed against COVID-19

Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health announced on October 15 that it is expected to issue a vaccination plan against COVID-19 for those between the age of 12 and 18.

MORE NEWS

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS NOVEMBER 26

Big supermarkets join Promotion Month 2022

Missosology picks locals contestant among Top 3 at Mister Grand International

Missosology, the world’s leading publication on beauty pageants, has named Vietnamese representative Vu Linh among its hot picks of the Top 3 currently participating in the Mister Grand International 2022 pageant.

HIV infections rise among people under 29

The number of young people catching HIV has seen an upward trend recently, with 50% of new cases being under the age of 29.

Three female scientists receive L’Oreal-UNESCO awards

Three female scientists were granted the 2022 L'Oreal-UNESCO awards at a ceremony in Hanoi on November 25.

Vietnam has two more named in Asia-Pacific documentary heritage list

Two heritage pieces of Vietnam were recognised as part of documentary heritage in Asia and the Pacific on November 26, at the 9th general meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 26

NA Chairman Hue to visit Australia, New Zealand

Big firms absent from 'good governance' list

The list of companies recognized as having the best transparency and governance on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) doesn’t include many well-known names.

People must live in rooms of at least 8sq.m to register for permanent residence

The Hanoi People’s Council plans to require at least 8 sq m of living space in state-owned properties and 20 sq m in non-state owned properties for registered permanent residence.

80% of wind power projects operate at moderate level as tariff is unclear

Many wind power projects in Quang Tri are behind schedule because of unfavorable weather conditions, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, slow site clearance and an unclear tariff scheme.

Headmaster honored by Microsoft for last three years

Nguyen Thi Kim Dung, headmaster of Dong La Secondary School in Hoai Duc district in Hanoi has been honored as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert - MIEE for three consecutive years.

High fertiliser prices and rising export demand help businesses earn more profits

A promising export market contributed positively to the sharp increase in profits of many fertiliser and chemical enterprises.

Short-lived legal documents cause a hindrance to firms

Many legal documents in Vietnam have been made in such a way that creates a great compliance burden on firms, according to insiders.

Energy demand to outpace supply in short term

Electricity demand has been growing steadily since 2021 and is expected to surpass domestic output in the short term.

Vietnam’s further evolving regulations and policies on energy

The last several months have been dynamic for the energy sector in Vietnam, with a number of key developments.

Digital platforms brought into life

Digital transformation is an inevitable trend today in the world and Vietnam with three main pillars: digital government, digital economy, and digital society.
back_to_top