Health Ministry tightens vaccination work
19:11 | 31/07/2013
VGP – Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked localities to strengthen investigations and supervision of vaccination regulation compliance. 

The move was made following the deaths of three children after receiving vaccination against B hepatitis in northern Quang Tri Province.

An investigation team from the Ministry of Health has exposed shortcomings in regulation and guideline compliance regarding vaccine management, biological end-products, and the training of vaccination-undertaking staff. 

Localities are requested to consult families and vaccinated people about the benefits and possible risks in the process of vaccination. 

Viet Nam has about 1.5 million newborns per year, who are recommended to be vaccinated against B hepatitis within 24 hours after birth./.

By Kim Anh

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