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200,000 Pentaxim vaccine doses arrive next week

Update: December, 24/2015 - 17:24

HA NOI (VNS) — About 200,000 doses of Pentaxim vaccine, selling in the serviced vaccination programme, will arrive in Viet Nam in the coming days, the Drug Administration of Viet Nam (DAVN) announced.

About 200,000 doses of Pentaxim vaccine, selling in the serviced vaccination programme, will arrive in Viet Nam in the coming days. — Photo baogiaothong.vn

The vaccine, manufactured Sanofi Pasteur S.A., is expected to ease the shortage of serviced vaccine in Viet Nam over the past months due to a global short supply.

The DAVN said that 160,000 doses of the five-in-one vaccine will arrive in the country no later than next week while the remaining will come in February next year.

To date, samples from the first imported vaccine batch have passed testing by the National Institute for Verification of Vaccine and Biological Products. The vaccine will be distributed by importers to preventive medicine centres and serviced vaccination stations by the end of this month.

In a document released yesterday, the DAVN asked provincial health departments to direct its preventive medicine centres to strictly obey regulations on vaccine price and the immunisation process.

The health ministry will announce a list of preventive medicine centres and serviced vaccination stations nationwide to help provinces and cities better manage distribution.

Provinces and cities are requested to tighten inspection and supervision with an aim to avoid the use of disqualified and fake vaccines in localities. — VNS

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