Largest vaccination center opened in Mekong delta

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Vietnam Vaccine Corporation (VNVC) yesterday opened VNVC Can Tho Vaccination Center at 576 in 30/4 Street in Ninh Kieu District in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho.

Children being vaccinated in VNVC Can Tho on November 26 (pHOTO: sggp)

Children being vaccinated in VNVC Can Tho on November 26 (pHOTO: sggp)

Located over the area of 4,500 sq. meters with 30 checkup and vaccination rooms, the Center can serve around 1,200 customers a day, the largest of its kind in the Mekong delta.
In addition to providing normal vaccine, the Center also supplies Hexaxim, Rotavirus vaccine, latest seasonal influenza vaccines, SYNFLORIX and Prevenar 13.
Dr. Tran Dac Phu, former Head of the Preventative Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health, said three standardized aspects in VNVC include certified medical staffs, most of the facility’s vaccines with clear indication of origin.
Moreover, VNVC’s each vaccination center has special well-equipped room to treat children suffering serious vaccine reactions.
Mr. Tran Dac Phu said the National Expanded Immunization Program has provided only ten out of 30 vaccines available in Vietnam. Furthermore, vaccination facilities fail to meet residents’ demand because they are short of expensive vaccine; plus, medical institutions are in poor repair and  prices of vacccine are high.

By TUONG LAM - Translated by ANH QUAN

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