A medic holds a vial of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Hanoi, November 2021. Photograph by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The federal government has given the greenlight to the collection of contractors to buy 21.9 million Pfizer vaccine doses for kids from 5 to 11 years outdated.
The federal government issued a decision on Saturday, assigning the Ministry of Well being to prepare the acquisition and vaccination for kids from 5 to beneath 12 years outdated to make sure security and effectiveness. It accepted to make use of the prime minister’s provision of “selecting contractors in particular circumstances.”
On Jan. 6, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested the Ministry of Well being and the Ministry of Schooling and Coaching to prepare a survey on vaccination for kids from 5 years outdated and gather worldwide expertise.
Covid-19 vaccination for kids from 5 years outdated has acquired blended opinions. In accordance with a survey on VnExpress over the previous month, greater than 154,000 readers expressed their views. A complete 67 % didn’t agree with the plan, 30 % agreed and three % had totally different opinions.
Greater than 20 nations have vaccinated youngsters 5-11 years outdated, together with the U.S., Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Italy, Israel, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and the UAE.
Brazil permitted the Covid-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 on a voluntary foundation on Jan. 5.
A report from the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention final December stated youngsters from 5-11 years outdated not often have severe uncomfortable side effects after vaccination. Myocarditis, a aspect impact of Pfizer vaccination in some adolescents and adults, “seems uncommon” amongst younger youngsters, it stated.
Vietnam is at present vaccinating youngsters aged 12-17 in opposition to Covid-19. All adults, folks from 18, have acquired their first vaccine pictures, 74.9 % have acquired their second, and 29.9 % their third.