30,000 five-in-one Pentaxim vaccine doses will be available for children aged two months to two years from May 5 to June 6 this year. — Photo vnmedia.vn
Viet Nam News -
HÀ NỘI — As many as 3,000 additional five-in-one Pentaxim vaccine doses will be made available to children aged two months to two years.
Registration for the vaccination programme opens today on tiemvacxin.vn, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) said.
Parents who have successfully registered will take their babies to the Centre for Preventive Health Care and Technical Scientific Service at 131 Lò Đúc in Hà Nội’s Hai Bà Trưng District to receive the vaccine between May 5 and June 6 this year.
Parents are instructed to bring their registration note, the baby’s birth certificate and the identification card or passport of the person who registered with the centre.
NIHE warned parents not to take their babies to the centre if they didn’t have a registration note.
Further instructions on registration have been published on nihe.org.vn.
This is the fifth vaccination programme offered by NIHE.
The five-in-one Pentaxim vaccine is a combination of five different vaccines that protect infants against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and hepatitis B, as well as Haemophilus influenza Type B.
As part of the expanded national immunisation programme, the Centre for Preventive Health Care and Technical Scientific Service is also providing free Quinvaxem vaccination to prevent five common, potentially fatal, childhood diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and hepatitis B, as well as Haemophilus influenza Type B. — VNS