DAV orders imports of vaccines

Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) has instructed importers and distributors to make large orders for foreign-made vaccines to cover an urgent shortage in HCMC and Hanoi.

DAV instructed clinics, who were waiting for imports of three-in-one vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella, to use individual vaccines until stocks arrive.

The drug administration said there was a general shortage of all vaccines especially in the major cities and told preventative health clinics to provide distributors with lists of vaccines they need.

Supplies of five-in-one vaccines for Hib, diphtheria, whooping-cough, tetanus and poliomyelitis have already been restocked, DAV said.

By Q. Lap - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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