HCMC reduces interval between Covid-19 vaccine doses to six weeks

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The People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City has approved the municipal Department of Health’s proposal to reduce the interval between Covid-19 vaccine doses to six weeks, following Deputy Chairman of the Committee Duong Anh Duc’s direction.
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Prior, the Department of Health has proposed shortening the interval between the first and second doses of AstraZeneca or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses to six weeks. The proposal was made in an effort to get residents immunized more quickly to improve the vaccination coverage rate. The World Health Organization and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health recommend an interval of 8-12 weeks between the first and second dose.
During the first phase of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccination starting in March 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City, doctors from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City received the two doses of Covid-19 vaccine with an interval of six weeks. According to an assessment, these doctors have been effectively immunized.

By Giao Linh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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