Sau 1 tuần triển khai đợt cao điểm tiêm vắc-xin phòng Covid-19 cho trẻ, tỉ lệ trẻ từ 5 đến dưới 12 tuổi được tiêm mũi 1 đã đạt 51,2% (trong khi cả nước là 71%), tỉ lệ tiêm mũi 2 là 26,9% (cả nước là 39,9%).
After 1 week of
implementing the peak vaccination against Covid-19 for children, the rate of
children from 5 to under 12 years old receiving the 1st dose has reached 51.2%
(while the whole country is 71%), the rate of 2nd dose is 26.9% (the whole
country is 39.9%).
Mr. Duong Anh Duc, Vice
Chairman of HO CHI MINH CITY People’s Committee expressed concern at a meeting
with relevant departments and sectors about the results after 1 week of
implementing the peak month of Covid-19 vaccination for children in Ho Chi Minh
Accordingly, at the meeting,
Prof. Dr. Tang Chi Thuong, Director of the HCMC Department of Health, said that
the city’s health sector had prepared a message to send to the HCMC Department
of Education and Training (MOET) to send a message to parents for students to
get vaccinated, but when surveyed, no parents received it.
“The implementation of
the Department of Education and Training like this we are very worried, on 22-8
will summarize the peak month but the information has not yet been deployed, I
am afraid it is late. Notably, after checking at school sites, it was found
that schools did not have the right awareness of this vaccination. Therefore,
we need to change the perception from schools first,” Dr. Thuong
Explaining the concerns of
representatives of the Department of Health, Mr. Nguyen Van Hieu, Director of
HCMC Department of Education and Training admitted that the coordination of
information in recent years with schools has not been complete.
In the coming time,
according to the plan of the Ministry of Education and Training starting on
22-8 students will return to school. Therefore, in addition to building
information on the website of the Department of Education and Training, the
department will ask schools to review the list of children who have not
received the vaccine to supplement. At the same time, proactively message
parents to register and know the injection schedule.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr.
Duong Anh Duc, Vice Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee said that every
day, the number of injections is high, the current injection point cannot
organize each school as before, but must consider calculating the number so as
not to waste effort.
“Currently, I am very
worried when I just had a discussion with the Director of Children’s Hospital 2
(HCMC), the number of children with Severe Covid-19 hospitalized in just the
past 2 days has increased by 8-10 cases, the number of cases is almost zero now
jumps to dozens of cases per day. Obviously, it is a worrying signal,” Duc
Mr. Duong Anh Duc suggested
that departments and localities apply information technology to manage the
number of people vaccinated, vaccination plans to people, schools need to
continuously report on vaccination progress. At the same time, ask the
Department of Health to support reasonable injection sites, avoiding the
situation of ambulances nearby to make parents and students easy to see, creating
confusion. The post-injection waiting area ensures proper emergency medical
equipment and flow.
“This time we must only
succeed, not fail, set a minimum goal of reaching 100% parental consent.
Continue to advocate for the number of non-consensual parents to decrease, try
to reach 50% of these, then it will be possible to reach the national average
target,” Duc said.
According to a report of the
Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, after 1 week of implementing the peak
vaccination against Covid-19 for children, the rate of children from 5 to under
12 years old receiving the 1st dose has reached 51.2% (while the whole country
is 71%), the rate of 2nd dose at this age is 26.9% (the whole country is
39.9%). The rate of 3rd dose for children from 12 to under 18 years old in Ho
Chi Minh City is 25.5% (the whole country is 38.1%)
20/22 districts have
organized injections at schools, of which 2 districts have only started
injecting at schools from August 8, including District 4 and Tan Binh. Notably,
in districts, the number of injections is largely different. Specifically, in
Thu Duc city, Binh Chanh district, Cu Chi has over 1,000 injections/day,
district 4, Tan Binh, 3, 5, 10, Can Gio district only have less than 200
In contrast, the Department
of Health requires 2 localities, Tan Binh district and District 4, to be
determined to focus higher resources on covid-19 vaccination for children.
Currently, Tan Binh has only 531 injections and District 4 only has 113. These
2 districts have not yet deployed injections for children at schools at the
request of the Steering Committee for epidemic prevention and control in Ho Chi
Minh City, but only organize injections at hospitals and health centers.
In addition, the Department
of Health also said that a concern is that many districts have low parental
consent rates (less than 50%), and some districts have low vaccination rates
compared to the consensus rate (less than 80%). Next, some districts have low
vaccination rates but have not really made efforts to deploy, not ready to
deploy vaccination sites right at the schools where children are studying (most
districts and districts transplant children’s injection sites into community
quick survey of 72 parents with children from 5 to under 18 years old attending
schools, of which, 55 children from 5 to under 12 years old and 17 children
from 12 to under 18 years old, 30/55 (54.5%) children from 5 to under 12 years
old have not been vaccinated against Covid19. Of the 30 children who have not
been vaccinated, 2 have not yet received a message from the teacher, the school
reminds parents to take the child to get vaccinated; 10 children have not yet
been contacted by the school asking why they have not been vaccinated and
advocating for them to be vaccinated. In addition, 12 out of 72 (16.7%) schools
did not send messages informing parents of vaccination schedules and sites; 22
out of 72 (30.6%) schools have not re-examined a child’s vaccination history.