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Da Nang begins inoculating children against COVID-19

 The central city of Da Nang on November 2 began vaccinating children, aged from 15 to 17, against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, in an effort to soon reach herd immunity and reopen schools.

According to Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training Mai Tan Linh, the vaccination took place quickly in line with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Under a plan issued by the municipal Department of Health, the city will inoculate 45,485 children from 15 to 17 years old, and 56,740 others from 12 to 14 years old in November and December.

The local health sector has set up 102 teams at 16 vaccination sites across the city from November 2-5, and provided training for medical workers.

The Department of Education and Training was assigned to make a list of children eligible for the vaccination, while coordinating with the medical sector to give guidance and support to parents and children on vaccination registration and post-vaccination health supervision./.