Hospitals run short of vaccine

Parents in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces filed complaints against hospitals for not having the six-in-one vaccination available on March 15.

The vaccine gives immunity against deadly childhood diseases including diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B (HepB), and meningitis.

Children Hospital No.2 received influx of parents and children waiting for vaccination. Medical staff did not know when hospitals would have vaccinations available.

Pasteur Institute also ran out of the vaccination. A parent in District 4 took his two-month-old infant to the Institute for vaccination in Pasteur Institute where he was told that the institute was short of the vaccine.

Measles, chickenpox, Hepatitis B, seasonal flu, six in one and five in one vaccine are short of in many clinics in the city.

By Tuong Lam – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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