The Ministry of Health has reported that nearly one million Vietnamese people are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
An unexpected spike in the number of children catching measles in Hà Nội this summer has left doctors worrying about a potential outbreak, given that 90 per cent of the infected children reportedly had yet to receive a vaccination.
The Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health has asked rabies vaccine suppliers and importers to ensure stockpiles are built up to meet increasing demand.
The Indian-made ComBE Five vaccine will be used in a national expanded immunisation programme, replacing the Quinvaxem vaccine as of next month instead of this month as previously planned.
Babies in the first two years of their lives need at least 22 shots of vaccinations against 18 different types of infections.
The Ministry of Health is inspecting the preventive efforts in place against dengue fever in 16 provinces and cities where the disease is seeing an upward trend.
Việt Nam is India’s fourth largest trade partner in Southeast Asia and accounts for a fifth of pharmaceutical exports.
People, especially low-income earners, from now on can access high-quality vaccine service for themselves or their children by purchasing vaccine packages with zero interest instalment payment.
The Vietnam Vaccination JSC last Saturday (July 28) opened a 4,500sq.m vaccination centre in the southern province of Đồng Nai that can serve 1,500-2,000 people a day.
Chinese authorities have arrested 15 people including the chairwoman of a rabies vaccine producer under fire for fraudulent quality control in the country's latest drug-safety scandal.