2 million women to be vaccinated gratis

Two million women in the child-bearing ages from 16 to 35 years old in distant areas, border gate districts and industrial zones will receive free-of-charge vaccination against measles and rubella, said Dr. Duong  Thi Hong, deputy chief of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) on August 3.

Dr. Hong said that 3 million vaccines are left from the vaccination campaign to provide free immunizations against measles and rubella to 20 million children in the country. The vaccine will be used for women in disadvantaged districts and industrial parks.

It is scheduled that the gratis vaccination for women will be carried out from the fourth quarter in 2015 to the first quarter in 2016.

By MINH KHANG – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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