10,573 children have normal reactions after Covid-19 vaccination

According to the Ministry of Health's report, of 3.5 million children 12-17 years old who were vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine in 34 provinces, 10,573 cases (0.3 % rate) had common reactions after injection. 

These common reactions are fever, injection site pain, muscle pain, headache, fatigue. 

Three children had severe reactions including two students (one male and one female) in Bac Giang and one female student in Hanoi.

The campaign to vaccinate children from ages 12 to 17, launched from November across the country, is expected to immunize about 9 million children in this age group, using 18 million doses of Pfizer vaccine. 

Ministry of National Defense wants to maintain 85 mobile medical stations

10,573 children have normal reactions after Covid-19 vaccination


The health sector has asked the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to propose that the Ministry of National Defense maintain 85 mobile medical stations with 153 employees until the end of this year.

The reason, according to the leader of the city's Department of Health, is that by the end of November 29, some districts still recorded a relatively high number of Covid cases being quarantined at home. Meanwhile, the health sector and the district-level epidemic prevention and control committees are developing a roadmap to ensure on-site personnel to continue promoting the mobile medical station model when the military’s medical forces leave the city.

Currently, Ho Chi Minh City has more than 66,800 Covid cases under home quarantine and nearly 6,200 Covid cases quarantined at centralized facilities.

Covid-19 vaccine boosters to be given first to priority groups

According to the Ministry of Health’s latest guidance on Covid-19 vaccinations, the booster dose will be firstly given to people with underlying diseases, those who need long-term care at medical facilities, people aged 50 and older, medical staff, and those who directly test, care for and treat Covid-19 patients.

Disciplinary measures against former Deputy Minister of Health Cao Minh Quang proposed 

The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission has suggested that the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat consider imposing disciplinary measures against Cao Minh Quang, former member of the Party Delegation at the Health Ministry and former Deputy Health Minister due to his connection to wrongdoings at the ministry’s Party Delegation for the 2016-2021 tenure. The suggestion was made during the commission’s ninth meeting in Hanoi held from November 29 – December 1. 

60,000 houses flooded in Central Vietnam

According to the National Commanding Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, as of the morning of December 1st, 59,739 houses in the South Central Coast were flooded due to prolonged heavy rain.

 

The provinces of Binh Dinh (31,100 houses) and Phu Yen (28,639 houses) were flooded deeply on a large scale. Around 4704 houses were separated (Tuy An, Phu Yen). Some were flooded 1-2m deep.

Localities had to evacuate 6,030 residents.

In addition, 641 hectares of rice and 188.5 hectares of other crops in these provinces were damaged; 2858 poultry died, swept away by floods. Around 1,540m of embankment and 1743m of canals were damaged (Binh Dinh); 9310m of riverbank and stream bank were eroded (Binh Dinh 540m, Quang Ngai 3,900m). 

Hanoi predicts a rise in Covid cases

Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh has signed a public announcement on the implementation of urgent measures to adapt safely and flexibly to any situation and effectively control the Covid-19 epidemic in its current state. The Hanoi People's Committee asked responsible parties to urgently strengthen the capacity for collection and treatment; and increase human resources, medicine and equipment to prepare for the predicted rising number of cases in the coming time.

Pfizer speaks out after incidents related to Covid-19 vaccines

A representative of Pfizer Vietnam said that storing vaccines for an extended period does not affect the quality of the vaccine. They said that, when approved in December 2020 in the US, the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine had enough data to confirm its quality for six months. Since then, Pfizer has continued to collect data on multiple batches of Covid-19 vaccines produced in its worldwide network and determined that there is now sufficient data to confirm that the vaccine will remain effective for up to nine months in storage. "This allows vaccination authorities to be more flexible in managing and maintaining vaccine distribution and supply," a Pfizer representative said.

Vietnam police bust $3.8 billion gambling ring

Huynh Long Bach, 30, and three other suspects have been charged with operating an online gambling ring with transactions of up to $3.8 billion - equivalent to VND 88,000 billion. The police concurrently searched several locations, arresting 59 people (including 13 "important" suspects) who both gambled and operated the ring. Authorities seized electronic exhibits; nearly 3 billion VND; more than 19,000 USD; 40,000 AUD; 6 Mercedes and Peugeot cars (about 20 billion VND worth); several land certificates; and receipts, deposit contracts for land purchase and sale.

Do Hung Dung likely to miss AFF Cup

Hung Dung was called in as an addition by Coach Park Hang Seo on November 27, but the entry list registered by the VFF with Singapore was closed on November 24, so the Hanoi FC midfielder could not catch the flight with the Vietnamese team to Singapore. “Singapore's regulations are very strict, so we are still working hard so that Hung Dung can participate in the tournament. However, Coach Park Hang Seo prepared other plans in case Hung Dung could not attend," the VFF leader said.

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