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Import of chicken-pox vaccine approved

Update: February, 21/2014 - 08:17

HA NOI (VNS)— The Drug Administration of Viet Nam under the Ministry of Health yesterday approved the Vaccine and Biological Production Company No1's proposal to import 77,600 doses of Varicella Vaccine - GCC to tackle the rapidly spreading chickenpox epidemic.

The chickenpox vaccine is not listed in the national expanded programme on immunisation, and stocks are reported to be insufficient.

The administration has sent documents to health departments, vaccine producers, traders and vaccination centres nationwide to register the number of vaccines needed to prevent shortages and price fluctuations that could hinder disease prevention. — VNS

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