HCMC parents can register vaccine thro switchboard

To prevent parents jostling in vaccination medical clinics in Ho Chi Minh City, Deputy Head of the municipal Department of Health Tang Chi Thuong said that parents should register vaccination through switchboard 1080 starting on December 29.

Staffs of the switchboard will give parents exact date and address of vaccination medical facilities. The switchboard staffs just accept registration of vaccination for the next day. If successfully registered, they can follow the guidlines at the website: hopthuthongtin.com.vn which will provide the usersname and password to access.

Concerning to price of French-made five-in-one Pentaxim vaccine, Dr. Pham Khanh Phong Lan, deputy chief of the municipal Department of Health, said that one shot of the vaccine costs VND720,000 (US$32) at state clinics and it can be a little bit higher in private facilities