Minister of Health Dao Hong Lan said that children and women nationwide would get supplementary vaccine shots later if they skipped the recommended childhood immunization schedule due to vaccine shortage.
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha welcomed Dutch firms and partners to join in the pilot scheme for rooftop solar installation in Vietnam during a reception in Hanoi on May 31 for Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Kees van Baar.
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.
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.
The DAV has recently issued a directive to local health departments, hospitals, drug manufacturers, and importers to ensure a steady supply of medicines for disease prevention and treatment in order to meet the needs of the people.
On April 26, Mr. Nguyen Van Nen, Politburo Member and Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, met with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Vietnam, Gennady Stepanovich Bezdetko, during his visit to HCMC.
The Pasteur Institute of HCMC had identified new Omicron sub-variants from samples of community epidemiological surveillance conducted by the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC), including XBB.1.5, XBB.1.9.1, XBB.1.16, and XBB.1.16.1.
On the afternoon of April 17, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health said that during the day, the country recorded an additional 1,031 cases of Covid-19 which is the highest number of Covid-19 cases per day recorded since mid-October 2022.