Well being ministry: COVID-19 booster for 12-17-year-olds 5 months after final dosage

The Vietnamese Ministry of Well being has issued directions for giving kids aged 12 to

The Vietnamese Ministry of Well being has issued directions for giving kids aged 12 to 17 the third COVID-19 vaccine dose/booster.

In response to an settlement ready by Deputy Minister of Healthcare Nguyễn Thị Liên Hương and distributed to native healthcare departments, Pasteur institutes, and sanitation and epidemiological institutes, the booster could be Pfizer injections (Comirnaty) given 5 months after the 2nd dose.

The dose is 0.3ml, which is similar as the first course dose for this age group. Booster doses might be extended for as much as 3 months after contracting COVID an infection.

The well being ministry has requested that well being departments submit the variety of vaccinations required for this booster launch by June twentieth, 2022, and that the Nationwide Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology guarantee sufficient provide and allocation for areas.

Pfizer pictures for the first course for kids on this age vary had been cleared solely in late October of final 12 months, and the vaccination was initially rolled out in HCM Metropolis, after the nation’s acute epidemic there began to vanish.

Over 225 million vaccines have been administered within the nation to this point, with first and second dose protection in kids aged 12 to 17 years approaching 100% and 97%, respectively.

The well being ministry has known as for the completion of the third dose for adults and the deployment of major vaccine programs for kids aged 5 to 12 years outdated within the second quarter of this 12 months, in accordance with the federal government’s suggestion.

Supply: Medriva.