Over 4.7 million children vaccinated in first phase of immunization campaign

The Ministry of Health October 28 said that after one month implementation of massive free vaccination campaign, more than 4.7 million children nationwide have been injected vaccine against measles and rubella.

The massive free-of-charge vaccination campaign approved by the Prime Minister has been implemented in 56 cities and provinces in the first phase. 4,739,164 children aged one to 14 have been vaccinated.

Medical workers decided not to inject 166, 855 children as their health condition is not suitable for vaccination and these children will be scheduled for vaccination in upcoming times. 

Professor Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry’ Department of Preventive Medicine said that just a few of children have fever and headache. 

The Ministry will continue the implementation of the campaign, targeting around 23 million children aged from one to 14 nationwide will be vaccinated.

By Khanh Nguyen – translated by Anh Quan

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