Health Minister advises parents to take kids to medical clinic for immunization

Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien advised parents to take their kids to nearby medical clinics for immunization because the rate of vaccination incident is low.

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a medical clinic talks about vaccination benefit to parents ( Photo SGGP)

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a medical clinic talks about vaccination benefit to parents ( Photo SGGP)

In her yesterday visit to two medical clinics in Phu Nghia and Ngoc Hoa Communes in Hanoi, the Health Minister pointed out that there was slight or serious reaction when people get vaccine or medicine.
However, parents should not abolish compulsory vaccinations because types of vaccines will protect their kids.
According to the Hanoi Department of Health, nearly 1,000 infants in Chuong My Commune got shots of vaccine ComBE Five and 16 percent of them had side effects from vaccination but all are stable now thanks to timely treatment.
Half of communes in 15 districts in Hanoi have administered the vaccine by January 8. Around 5,800 infants got shots of vaccine ComBe Five. Hundred and eighty of them had adverse side effects such as soreness, swelling, or redness at the injection site that the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health had warned before.
She advised parents to take kids to medical facilities for vaccination warning against the health risks associated with the abolition of compulsory vaccinations
Moreover, she affirmed the health sector will try its best to raise vaccination level in the population to prevent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough in the upcoming winter and warned to rush kids to hospitals for timely treatment if kids experience serious reactions.
Ms. Tien also requested to increase information of vaccination benefits to parents who should take children to infirmaries on immunization schedule.
A training course of immunization procedure including of examination of kids’ medical record and how to treat shock after vaccination will be held next week for medical workers.

By MINH KHANG - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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