The Ministry of Health asks to speed up booster injections against COVID-19 | Health

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Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health on July 10 sent an official dispatch on strengthening epidemic prevention and control to the presidents of the People’s Committees of cities and provinces.

The ministry urged local authorities to earnestly comply with government and prime minister’s guidelines on pandemic prevention and control and uphold discipline and accountability of chiefs.

At the same time, local officials should strictly implement solutions focusing on quarantine, testing and treatment, coupled with recovery and socio-economic development.

The Health Services, in collaboration with the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Institut Pasteur, will collect samples and sequence the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from suspected cases in order to detect new cases early. dangerous variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The Ministry of Health asks to speed up booster injections against COVID-19 hinh anh 2Photo: VNA

The Information and Communication services will have to strengthen communication on vaccination, the advantages and effectiveness of vaccines, the implementation of measures for the prevention and control of the “2K” epidemic (mask and disinfection) + vaccine + drug + treatment + technology + awareness of people and others; the warning about new Omicron subvariants; post-COVID-19 health care.

The ministry also urged to speed up the vaccination against the COVID-19including the third and fourth booster doses for teachers and for children aged five to under 18.- VNA