Low vaccination rate in National Expanded Immunization Program

Low vaccination rate in National Expanded Immunization Program

The National Expanded Immunization Program (NEIP) yesterday announced there is a decline of children who have been vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenza type B.
25 percent of HCMC kids below one year age unvaccinated

25 percent of HCMC kids below one year age unvaccinated

Around 16,269 kindergartners ( or 25 percent of total city kids) in Ho Chi Minh City have not been vaccinated against five common, potentially fatal diseases affecting infants – diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type B and this triggers increase in infection cases of these diseases, said the municipal Center of Preventive Health.
Ministry affirms enough combined vaccine

Ministry affirms enough combined vaccine

The Ministry of Health’s Drug Administration of Vietnam affirmed enough combined vaccine against Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis following the information of shortage of combined vaccine in infirmaries.

Recurrence of tetanus in South Vietnam

Recurrence of tetanus in South Vietnam

Since the beginning of the year, the Tropical Disease Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City admitted cases of tetanus from southern provinces.
Kids under five to receive free vaccine

Kids under five to receive free vaccine

The Ministry of Health has announced to provide free vaccine in the Expanded Immunization Program for ten contagious diseases for children aged under five years.