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Preparing a Covid vaccine plan in 2022 – VnExpress

The Ministry of Health requires localities to review and report the number of vaccines received, injected and the need for use for 2022.

“The results of this report are the basis for the distribution of vaccines in November-December and determine the vaccine demand in 2022,” according to the official dispatch the Ministry of Health has just sent to localities, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of National Defense. From this year’s vaccine demand, the Ministry of Health plans to access the supply to ensure it is fully met.

Reply VnExpressMinister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that so far, Vietnam has had agreements, orders and contracts of up to 195 million doses of vaccine. This number of vaccines is enough for Vietnam to achieve the goal of vaccine coverage by the end of 2021 for 70-80% of the population. It is expected that in November-December, a large number of vaccines will arrive, and the Ministry of Health will immediately allocate two doses to vaccinate all people aged 12 and over. “We are accelerating the speed of bringing the vaccine back by the end of the year,” Mr. Long said.

Therefore, localities need to increase vaccination progress, Priority is given to people aged 50 years and over, achieve coverage of 1st dose for 100% of the population 18 years of age and older and dose 2 for those who have had 1st dose for the full time. On November 10, while giving an explanation on epidemic prevention and control, at the second session of the 15th National Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam also said that he would provide enough vaccines for the provinces in November to complete the pandemic. Two-shot socks for adults.

By the end of 9/11, the country had distributed 81 rounds of vaccines with a total of 112.7 million doses. To date, the country has injected 94 million doses, of which about 63 million doses of the first dose and 31 million doses of the second dose.

The Ministry of Health assessed that localities have accelerated the vaccination schedule to keep up with the schedule of vaccine supply and rapidly increase vaccination coverage. Some provinces and cities with high vaccine coverage have developed plans and started to vaccinate children 12-17 years old.

The Ministry of Health is starting to consider a plan to give the 3rd dose (repeat) for people who have had 2 full doses of the vaccine, in the immediate future, priority will be given to the group on the front lines against the epidemic, the elderly, and people with underlying medical conditions, according to the Minister. Long answered questions at the second session of the XV National Assembly on November 10. However, the Ministry of Health has not yet announced a specific plan for the 3rd injection.

Children in Ho Chi Minh City are vaccinated against Covid-19. Photo: Thanh Nguyen

12 provinces and cities that are implementing vaccination for children 12-17 years old are Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Kien Giang, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh, Lang Son, and Lao Cai. . In total, more than 1.11 million doses of the vaccine have been given to children.

The 15 provinces that cover at least one dose of vaccine for over 95% of the population 18 years of age or older are: Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Quang Ninh, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, HCMC, Ba Ria – Vung Train, Dong Nai, Long An, Lam Dong, Vinh Long, Binh Duong, Hau Giang.

12 provinces covered at least one dose of vaccine under 70% of the population aged 18 years and over; in which the 5 provinces with the lowest coverage rate are Son La, Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh, Cao Bang and Nghe An.

The 15 provinces that cover enough 2 doses for over 50% of the population 18 years and older are: Long An, Khanh Hoa, Quang Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Lang Son, Binh Duong, Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Ninh Binh, Ha Nam, Tay Ninh, Dong Thap, Binh Phuoc and Lam Dong.

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