According to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, his Ministry has instructed related agencies to research the injection for measles among 6-month-old babies instead of 9-month-old ones at present.
Due to a gradual increase of measles cases, the Ministry of Health yesterday asked the People’s Committees of all provinces and cities nationwide to have a closed eye on measles prevention in order to avoid any possible outbreak.
The Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology held a media press on April 16 to announce the official use of new vaccines in the 2018 National Expanded Immunization Program. These new vaccines to be applied nationwide from May 2018 include made-in-Vietnam MR-Vac Vaccine for measles-rubella, made-in-France IPV Vaccine for polio, and made-in-India ComBe Five Vaccine to replace the current 5-in-1 Quinvaxem.
At a meeting on March 21 on dengue and summer disease prevention, Deputy head of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) Dr. Tran Nhu Duong warned the possible outbreaks of dangerous diseases in the next time.
Medical workers warned the re-emergence of measles because of its peak of three-five year period after Ho Chi Minh City Department of Preventive Medicine affirmed three cases of measles in two past weeks
At a meeting to implement desease prevention measures in Hanoi on November 3 the Ministry of Health warned while the number of dengue fever patients dropped drastically, other deadly infectious diseases are likely to occur from now to year-end.