PM requests quicker third dose vaccination

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(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested the Ministry of Health to direct centrally-run cities and provinces to speed up the vaccination of the third dose of COVID-19 vaccines against COVID-19 for people aged 18 and above.

PM requests quicker third dose vaccination  - ảnh 1A woman gets vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo: VNA)

He also required no delay in the purchase of vaccines and organisation of vaccination for children from five to under 12 years old.

The Government Office on Tuesday issued an official dispatch conveying the Prime Minister’s direction on the "Plan for using vaccines against COVID-19 in 2022."

The Health Ministry should closely monitor the international situation and study international recommendations and experience on the administration of the fourth shot with a view to proactively handling related issues and report to the Prime Minister any issues beyond its authority, said the dispatch.

If there is a shortage of vaccines that leads to negative consequences, the Minister of Health must take responsibility before the Government and the Prime Minister.