It clearly states that immediate immunisation is indicated for those eligible while vaccination is delayed in cases were immunisation delay factors are required.
For those with precautionary factors, they should be sent to the hospital for inoculation and monitoring.
Injections are contraindicated for those with immunisation contraindications.
Eligible subjects include persons 18 years of age or older who are not hypersensitive to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in the vaccine ingredients.
The vaccinated persons are examined, and if eligible, will be consulted and sign a consent form to vaccinate.
The injected persons' databases will be recorded and stored using universal health record management software.
On the same day, the north-western province of Dien Bien administered the first shots of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health workers at its temporary hospital for coronavirus treatment at the medical centre of Dien Bien Phu City. On the first day, 80 of the hospital's 172 staff members were given injections, with every necessary measure taken to ensure absolute safety.
Also, on March 18, Bac Ninh Provincial People’s Committee agreed to use VND 185 billion to carry out COVID-19 vaccination for about 300,000 people, including forces working in medical establishments, participating in epidemic prevention and control, and local police and army forces, along with the poor and social policy beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, the first six people who were vaccinated with COVIVAC – the second home-grown COVID-19 vaccine after NANOCOVAX – are stable, with only one person experiencing mild pain at the injection site. Earlier, on March 15, the vaccine, manufactured by the Institute of Vaccines and Biological Medical, officially entered clinical trials on humans. It is effective against both new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus found in the UK and South Africa. After the first six volunteers receiving the first dose, the remaining 114 people will be injected in turn, eight days apart, until April 20. The second round of injections is for 15 volunteers and the second shot will be given 28 days after the first.
Hai Duong Province ended medical isolation for Van Tho Village, Dai Duc Commune, and the entirety of Kim Dinh Commune in Kim Thanh District on March 18, as well as for Poyun Electronics Vietnam Co., Ltd. and other businesses in Cong Hoa Industrial Park in Chi Linh City after 48 days of pause due to COVID-19. All workers in the industrial park returning to work have been tested to assess the epidemiological situation, and all have shown negative results.
From 0:00 on March 18, Thai Binh Province stopped its last interdisciplinary quarantine post at the Hiep Bridge in Quynh Phu District bordering Hai Duong. The province still prohibits organising crowded activities, while monuments and religious facilities are allowed to reopen but festivals are not.
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