Children with COVID-19 can be vaccinated after 3 months of recovery

Children aged 5 to under 12 years who have been infected with COVID-19 for at least 3 months after recovering from the disease can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Children with COVID-19 can be vaccinated after 3 months of recovery

Children with COVID-19 can be vaccinated after 3 months of recovery (Artwork)

This is the content mentioned in Notice 456/TB-BYT dated April 2, 2022 about the conclusion of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Truong Son, Deputy Minister of Health at the online conference on deploying vaccination against COVID. -19 for someone with COVID-19.

Specifically, regarding the vaccination against COVID-19 for people already infected with COVID-19, the Deputy Minister of Health commented as follows:

- Agree on the policy of vaccination against COVID-19 for children from 5 years old to under 12 years old who have been infected with COVID-19 after recovering from illness for at least 3 months, injecting basic doses of the same vaccine for children .

- Subjects over 12 years old who have had COVID-19 get vaccinated against COVID-19 after 3-6 months of recovery.

In addition, the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City was assigned. Ho Chi Minh City synthesizes scientific basis and evidence, proposes an appropriate time to deploy COVID-19 vaccination for people with COVID-19 from 12 years of age and older, and sends it to the Department of Preventive Health before 31. March 3, 2022 to report to the leadership of the Ministry.

Assign the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to synthesize the scientific basis and evidence, propose an appropriate time to deploy the COVID-19 vaccine for people who have been infected with COVID-19 from 5 years old to under 12 years old, and send it to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Preventive medicine before March 31, 2022 to report to the leadership of the Ministry.

Suggest that the Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Pasteur Institute, the Institutes and Hospitals assigned to vaccinate against COVID-19 and the Departments of Health of the provinces and cities prepare to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for vaccination. children from 5 years old to under 12 years old. It is expected that the vaccine will return to Vietnam in early April 2022. It is recommended that the units prepare the conditions and injection plans to immediately deploy the injection for children to ensure safety and effectiveness.

According to the conclusion of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Truong Son, Deputy Minister of Health, so far, there is not enough evidence to fully understand the variants of SAR-CoV-2, but the application of specific prevention measures Vaccination is very important. Vietnam has gradually expanded the groups of people over 18 years old, over 12 years old with a high vaccination rate and will soon be deployed to the group of over 5 years old.

See details at Notice 456/TB-BYT dated April 2, 2022.

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