A survey on 450,000 mother and father with kids aged beneath 12, issued Wednesday by the Ministry of Well being, revealed 60.6 p.c of respondents agreed with vaccinating their kids in opposition to Covid-19.
Just one.9 p.c disagreed with the proposal, 29.1 p.c mentioned they have been contemplating, whereas 7.6 p.c mentioned they’d agree with the vaccination whether it is required.
The survey was carried out in all 63 localities by the ministry’s Well being Technique and Coverage Institute. No different particulars of the survey was made out there.
Pham Quang Thai, head of the Expanded Immunization Workplace within the North beneath the Nationwide Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, mentioned the figures within the survey imply mother and father do not belief the scientific group. Disinformation is rampant and an impediment within the coronavirus combat, he confused.
Echoing Thai’s opinion, Duong Thi Hong, head of the Expanded Immunization Workplace beneath the well being ministry, mentioned medical authorities want to speak higher on Covid-19 vaccine security and effectiveness so mother and father can be inspired to vaccinate their kids.
Kids aged 5-11 would additionally profit from herd immunity by excessive vaccination protection, just like the 12-17 age group, which has a vaccine protection of 95 p.c, she added.
Just like the age 12-17 group, kids aged 5-11 can be vaccinated both in school or medical stations. Kids with power or underlying circumstances, together with weight problems, can be vaccinated at hospitals.
The well being ministry has but to announce a timeline and what number of kids aged 5-11 can be vaccinated. Beforehand, it had proposed buying 21.9 million Pfizer vaccine doses for vaccinating kids aged 5-11.
Well being minister Nguyen Thanh Lengthy mentioned whereas it’s not necessary to vaccinate kids in opposition to Covid-19, it’s extremely really useful.
A survey by VnExpress on 171,000 readers mentioned 31 p.c agreed with vaccinating kids aged 5-11, whereas 67 p.c disagreed.