Capital begins vaccinating adolescents with Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

November 23, 2021 5:00 PM GMT+7

VGP - The Ha Noi Health Department allocated 304,140 doses to 30 districts to give the first jab to children aged 15-17 studying and living in the city on November 23.

A teenager is vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ha Noi

Students in five districts, namely Dong Da, Thanh Xuan, Hai Ba Trung, Long Bien, and Soc Son received their first shot.

Schools and functional forces welcomed students, instructed them to make medical declarations, take their temperature and scan the QR code right from the school gate.

To ensure the distance, the school arranges classes to be injected at different time frames.

Children with congenital diseases or chronic diseases will receive jabs at hospitals.

After injection at the site, all the students were monitored for at least 30 minutes.

The inoculation drive is expected to last three days. Safety must be the top priority. Health and safety regulations must be strictly followed, with medical personnel standing by to monitor health conditions. All sites must have mobile emergency teams and ambulances to handle any adverse event after the shots, Director of Ha Noi Department of Health Tran Thi Nhi Ha said.

The city plans to vaccinate all children aged 12-17 eligible for vaccination until the first quarter of 2022, amounting to around 800,000 children. It is now the 23rd locality to start inoculating children against COVID-19.

Viet Nam has vaccinated around 1.8 million children aged 12-17, or 20% of children in the age group, with at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. Around 4,300 children have received two shots./.

By Khanh Phuong