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Noting the measles epidemic in 2014, Deputy Chairman of the HCM City Association of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Truong Huu Khanh warned that an epidemic may break out if the dearth of vaccines for the expanded immunization program is not solved.

HCMC runs out of two vaccines in expanded program on immunization

The Department of Health of HCM City, on September 13, said that it had sent an urgent document to the People's Committee of HCMC and the Ministry of Health about the supply of measles and DPT vaccines (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus).

Four more vaccines to be added to Vietnam's national expanded immunization program

Four more vaccines will be added to the Expanded Immunization Program for the 2021-2030 period under the Resolution No. 104 of the Government on the roadmap to increase the number of vaccines in the program signed by Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam.

It is a must to produce COVID-19 vaccines, treatment drugs at home: PM

It is a must to produce COVID-19 vaccines and treatment drugs domestically, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said at a meeting with representatives from ministries and agencies in Hanoi on November 27.

COVID-19 outbreaks under control, as health ministry ramps up talks for vaccines: Minister

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long spoke to the media about his evaluation of the current wave of COVID-19 infections in the country and efforts to secure 150 million vaccines by the end of the year.

COVID-19: Eight community infections detected in Ha Nam and Vinh Phuc

A total of 20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on May 2, including 12 imported entrants, and 8 community infections in the northern provinces of Ha Nam and Vinh Phuc, according to the Ministry of Health.

Investigation launched over vaccine shots after two deaths

The National Expanded Programme on Immunisation Office will work with local authorities to investigate the causes of the deaths of two infants following vaccine shots in Vinh Phuc and Son La provinces.

Three cases of diphtheria reported in Kon Tum

The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on Monday evening reported three cases of diphtheria, bringing the total number in the province since the beginning of this year to eight.

Virus divided into two different groups: Vietnamese scientists

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, has evolved and divided into two different groups, according to the latest study of the Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.


Vietnam makes vaccine from chicken egg embryos

Hundreds of Vietnamese and foreign scientists gathered in Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa province in Vietnam in late September 2018 to announce Vietnam had successfully produced vaccines against seasonal flu and H5N1 influenza. 

More measles cases reported in HCM City as parents delay vaccines for children

Parents have delayed taking their nine-month-old children to healthcare facilities for measles vaccinations because of insufficient counselling from hospitals and doctors at vaccination centres.

National key products’ development too slow

VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister has approved a program to develop nine items into national key products by 2020 five years ago. However its result has been little because of time consuming implementation and businesses’ confusion

Some 49,000 doses of 6-in-1 vaccine available in VN in 2016

 Around 49,000 doses of the 6-in-1 vaccine will be available in Vietnam in 2016, the Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) under the Ministry of Health said on November 12. 

Lack of vaccines to trouble HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City will not have enough foreign-produced vaccines that are not part of the Government's free supply until next year,

All vaccines meet WHO standards

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Dac Phu, director of the Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health, speaks to VietnamPlus about the scarcity of some vaccines under the national immunisation programme.

Vietnam to produce 6-in-1 vaccines to quench shortage

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health is working on a plan to produce 5-in-1 and 6-in-1 vaccines as hospitals and healthcare centers nationwide are running short of those vaccines for children,

Ebola outbreak: 'Five infected every hour' in Sierra Leone

 A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new Ebola cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far outstripping supply.

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Traffic congestion worsens at some gateways in HCMC

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New A/H5N1 strain subtype found in Can Tho

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho reported on March 13 that a new subtype of H5N1 avian influenza virus,, has been discovered in some outbreaks in the locality.