As many as 12 cities and provinces in Viet Nam have inoculated teenagers aged 12-17 with over 1.2 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to the Ministry of Health.
The aforesaid localities included Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Kien Giang, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh, Lang Son, and Lao Cai.
Other localities are crafting plans to inoculate their adolescents.
So far, the vaccination campaign on adolescents is safe without any cases of serious side effects after injection.
Earlier, in early November, the Health Ministry announced a nationwide campaign to immunize children and teens against COVID-19 with Pfizer vaccine.
The vaccine, produced by American corporation called Pfizer in New York and BioNTech, a German biotechnology company based in Germany, has been recommended for children by the World Health Organization.
So far, the Pfizer vaccine has been administered to the12-17 age group in about 40 countries.
Viet Nam has so far vaccinated 95.6 million adults of which 63.6 million have been partially vaccinated and 32 million people have been fully vaccinated./.