31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / Health & Education / Health
Hanoi plans to vaccinate second shot of IPV for under 1-year-old children
Anh Kiet 18:12, 2022/10/25
Hanoi has set a target that 90% of children aged 9 to 12 months who have received the first dose of IPV will be injected with the second dose in the expanded immunization program.

The Hanoi Department of Health has issued a plan on the administration of the second dose of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) to children under 1 year old in the expanded immunization program.

Vaccination is expected to take place starting in November 2022 or immediately after the vaccine arrives.

 Polio is said to be one of the ten most feared diseases of mankind, but it can be prevented with a vaccine. Photo: The Hanoi Times

Hanoi has set a target that 90% of children from 9 to 12 months receiving the first dose of IPV will be injected with the second dose in the expanded vaccination program. The vaccination is held at all health stations in the city's communes, wards, and districts.

The health department has tasked the Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC) with developing detailed plans and guiding district medical centers on communication.

The communication should focus on mothers with children between 9 and 12 months, offering content such as the benefits of vaccination, the schedule, the monitoring guidelines, and the detection of reactions after vaccination.

The Hanoi CDC provides professional guidance to all levels on receiving and preserving vaccines, carrying out the vaccination, monitoring and dealing with unexpected incidents after vaccination, and instructing units to review the cold chain for vaccine preservation.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), polio, or poliomyelitis, is a disabling and potentially deadly disease. The poliovirus causes it. The virus spreads from person to person and can infect a person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body).

There is no cure for polio, but it can be prevented with safe and effective vaccination. IPV vaccine is given by a shot in the arm or leg, depending on the person’s age, WHO said.

TAG: second shot of IPV under 1-year-old children
Other news
10:34, 2023/34/25
A Hanoi elite citizen with 24 years caring for people’s health
The Hanoi elite citizen is not only known as a front-line health worker against the Covid-19 pandemic but a "hero" with a compassionate heart for HIV/AIDS patients.
18:13, 2023/13/23
Vietnam shows leading role in regional health services: US CDC
Vietnam’s active role in ASEAN and its longstanding relationship in health with US CDC and neighborhood partners reinforce its position as the leading contributor to regional public health services.
21:19, 2023/19/05
Vietnam strengthens supervision at border gates to monitor new Covid-19 variants
Vietnam has asked border areas to speed up the vaccination campaigns and complete the job in the first two weeks of January.
13:36, 2022/36/26
US, Vietnam can rely on each other: CDC
The long-lasting and intensified partnership has enabled both sides to advance the collaboration, highlighting improving Vietnam’s medical systems and improving universal healthcare.
22:43, 2022/43/23
Hanoi to ensure of Covid-19 vaccination course for children aged 5-11
The request is made as only 60% of the city's 5-11 years old fully vaccinated.
12:26, 2022/26/10
Hanoi to ensure medicine supply during Tet holiday
Hospitals and a disease control center in Hanoi are tasked with building their own plans to stock up on medicines.