HCM City resumes immunisation programmes for children Health

HCM City resumes immunisation programmes for children

Routine immunisation of children has resumed in HCM City, the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak, after being temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the HCM City Centre for Disease Control (HCDC).
Malaysia starts vaccination rollout for adolescents World

Malaysia starts vaccination rollout for adolescents

Malaysia's National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Adolescents officially kicked off on September 20, targeting 3.2 million teenagers aged 12 to 18, according to Malaysia’s Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
HCM City: first shots basically completed, new infections down Health

HCM City: first shots basically completed, new infections down

Ho Chi Minh City has basically completed giving the first shots of COVID-19 vaccines to those aged above 18 while new infections are on the decrease, the municipal Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control told a press conference on September 16.
Programme appeals for community support for COVID-19 fight Society

Programme appeals for community support for COVID-19 fight

The Presidium of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee and the sub-committee for mobilising social assistance under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on September 16 launched a programme calling for more support from people nationwide for the COVID-19 fight.
Hai Phong conducts mass vaccination drive Health

Hai Phong conducts mass vaccination drive

Some 500,000 people will receive the Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine under a vaccination drive launched by the northern port city of Hai Phong on September 8. The drive will last for 10-15 days.
No COVID-19 vaccination for children yet until its safety is proved: WHO expert Health

No COVID-19 vaccination for children yet until its safety is proved: WHO expert

Available evidence suggests that children are less at risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 infection compared with other groups. However, it is necessary to teach children basic preventive measures including keeping a safe distance, avoiding mass gatherings, wearing masks properly, and regularly washing their hands, a World Health Organisation expert has said.