People will continue benefiting from free Covid-19 vaccinations in 2023, and funding will come from the state budget, the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund, with sponsorship from domestic and foreign organisations and individuals, along with other legal sources.
The Ministry of Health said that the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Training have just issued a plan to increase Covid-19 vaccination for preschoolers and students in educational institutions.
In its guidance, the Ministry of Health urged localities to conduct routine immunization in the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) as the Covid-19 pandemic has lead to major backsliding on childhood vaccinations.
According to the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City’s requirement, all responsible agencies and departments should continue to strengthen communication about the benefits of vaccination to each civil servant, public employee, and people to have a correct awareness of the Covid-19 vaccine. Moreover, related agencies should coordinate Covid-19 vaccination work.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training has just sent an official letter to the Divisions of Education and Training of Thu Duc City and 21 districts, requiring them to urgently review and make statistics on the number of children from six months to under five years old who are studying at kindergartens and report the demand for Covid-19 vaccination.
The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology under the Health Ministry recently sent a dispatch on strengthening the implementation of vaccination and supplementation of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the Covid-19 pandemic from April to June.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday sent an official letter to the Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Information and Communications along with the People’s Committees of provinces and cities, institutes of hygiene and epidemiology and Pasteur Institute about the implementation of Covid-19 vaccination.
Dr. Phung Nguyen The Nguyen, Children's Hospital No. 1’s Head of Pediatrics Department said that vaccination is the best and most effective measure to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic, Japanese encephalitis, and seasonal flu.