Vaccination critical in reducing severe COVID-19 cases: MoH

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(VOVWORLD) - Vaccination against COVID-19 is a critical and decisive factor in reducing severe cases and hospitalisations in Vietnam, especially as the country reopens borders to international travel, the Ministry of Health has said.

Vaccination critical in reducing severe COVID-19 cases: MoH - ảnh 1Medical workers give COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to migrant workers in Binh Duong province. (Photo: VNA)

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said Vietnam had seen a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases caused by the BA.2 mutation, with a very rapid spread compared to the original Omicron variant.

However, the number of COVID-19 hospitalisations has remained low due to the high vaccination rate. This showed the important role of vaccinations against COVID-19.

He said that the ministry was building a plan on human resources and infrastructure to vaccinate children aged 5-11.

Those with underlying diseases and high-risk groups will also be injected with a fourth dose.