Vaccination coverage in HCM City reaches 95 percent
The percentage of fully vaccinated children covered under the expanded national vaccination programme in HCM City has reached 95.2 per cent so far this year, according to the Centre for Disease Control in HCM City.
|A child receives a vaccination at a health centre in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Vy|
In HCM City, a total of 113,000 children must be vaccinated under the national vaccination programme.
District 8 recorded the lowest vaccination coverage at 86.1 per cent, followed by other districts such as Tan Binh, Binh Thanh, Phu Nhuan, 10, 11, and 12.
These districts are unlikely to meet the target of vaccination coverage this year, according to Le Hong Nga, head of the centre’s infectious diseases department.
Some parents failed to have their children fully vaccinated due to a lack of information or their children’s illness, Nga said at a meeting last week in HCM City.
“Every child in HCM City must receive vaccinations as scheduled,” said Nguyen Huu Hung, deputy director of the city’s Department of Health.
Hung ordered health facilities in districts to provide parents adequate information on the vaccination programme and schedule.
A total of 495 health facilities in HCM City offer vaccination services, including 104 private facilities. — VNS
The regulation that requires parents in Hanoi to provide documentation stating their children’s vaccination records for preschool entry from 2019-20 school year have caused a commotion.
In the next school year any students who has not had their vaccinations will be told they must be immunised to prevent diseases.