Scientists of the Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Joint Stock Company is making research for the vaccine (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnamese scientists join in race to develop vaccine for SARS-CoV-2

Scientists around the world are now racing to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, using a mix of established techniques and new technologies. Vietnamese scientists also joined the race and Vietnamese-made vaccine is scheduled to be launched in the market in October, 2021.
A medical worker is giving vaccination consultation to a child (Photo: SGGP)

Low vaccination rate in localities culprit of diphtheria outbreaks

Though vaccine against diphtheria has been included in the National Expanded Immunization Program in Vietnam and children have enjoyed free vaccine in the program for years, the country has not eradicated the disease due to low vaccination rate in some localities.