Update news vaccinations

Vietnam recorded 7,491 infections of COVID-19, including 11 imported cases, in 55 localities in the past 24 hours to 4pm on November 6, according to the Ministry of Health.

5,519 cases of COVID-19 added to national count

Vietnam on October 31 reported 5,519 new infections of COVID-19, including 15 imported ones, according to the Ministry of Health.

Herd immunity has yet to be reached in HCM City, experts warn

With 98.5 percent of people aged 18 and over having been vaccinated and 75 percent of adults fully vaccinated, many people mistakenly believe that HCM City has reached herd immunity.

HCM City speeds up vaccinations in aim to loosen restrictions

After nearly three months of social distancing, the conditions to loosen anti-pandemic measures to some extent are being discussed so that localities, businesses and people can feel more comfortable.


Local firms keen on purchase of COVID-19 vaccines

A number of domestic businesses have announced their plans to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for use among their employees and family members following the arrival of the first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Don't delay pre-scheduled vaccinations: experts

The disruption of pre-scheduled vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic is an emerging problem and needs to be addressed, experts said at a seminar held in HCM City on Wednesday.

Vaccination hole exists in remote disadvantaged areas

Vaccinations must take place safely and effectively, particularly in remote disadvantaged areas where vaccination coverage remained modest, Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said yesterday.

Gaining the trust of people is more important than vaccination records

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.

Going beyond the pros and cons of vaccines

The recent emergence of an “anti-vaccine” trend in Viet Nam has sparked a debate, with many parents, officials and other stakeholders weighing in either side, mostly favouring vaccinations as a life-saver.

WHO doubles recommended number of health visits during pregnancy

The World Health Organization revised guidelines on antenatal care on Monday, saying pregnant women should have twice as many contacts with health providers - eight - as it recommended previously. 

Schools told to watch for diseases

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many contagious diseases can appear and spread out on a large scale in the coming school year, such as dengue fever, hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease, flu and newly emerging catastrophic diseases like MERS-CoV and Ebola,

Distraught locals worry about effects of the "devil's tree"

Residents of Khanh Hoa Province have been complaining about the strong fragrance of a blossoming tree called alstonia scholaris, or devil's tree.

Law targets universal healthcare

 VietNamNet Bridge – The amended Law on Medical Insurance will assure that all people, especially poor people, have access to qualified health care services, said Minister of Health Nguyen Kim Tien last week.

Da Nang runs out of key vaccines

VietNamNet Bridge – Amid increasing concern over the quality of free vaccines, residents in the central city of Da Nang are rushing to medical centres for paid vaccinations, triggering massive shortages.