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The situation of vaccination against covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam

June 21, 2021

After nearly 2 years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are still the weapon that all humanity is looking forward to. To date, 93 vaccines are being tested in human clinical trials by researchers, of which 30 have reached the final stage of testing and at least 77 preclinical vaccines are being actively tested. on animals. Vaccination in Vietnam is also being paid attention to by the government and implemented from March 8, 2021.

Deployment vaccination

In Vietnam, AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine was brought to Vietnam by VNVC and transferred to the Ministry of Health, so far more than 1 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to staff members, medical staff, members of community COVID-19 groups, Steering Committees for epidemic prevention and control at all levels, police, and military forces. To have a large vaccination program like this is the effort of many organizations, individuals, the health sector, and those who have made great contributions to buy vaccines back to Vietnam. While this is not easy because the whole world is “fighting” for each dose of vaccine.

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

To have a large vaccination program like this is the effort of many organizations, individuals, the health sector, and those who have made great contributions to buy vaccines back to Vietnam. While this is not easy because the whole world is “fighting” for each dose of vaccine. As of April 7, 2021, a total of 55,151 people have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in 19 provinces and cities, including medical officials and staff who are directly treating COVID-19 patients, health workers perform tasks such as taking samples, testing, tracing, members of community COVID-19 teams, and the local Steering Committee for Disease Prevention and Control.

During the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca in Vietnam, the vaccination monitoring system recorded about 33% of cases of common mild reactions such as pain, redness at the injection site, fatigue, low-grade fever, headache, nausea; These signs go away on their own within 1-2 days after the injection and the vaccinated person does not need any treatment, this is a normal sign encountered not only in the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of 4:00 p.m on May 6, 2021, a total of 1st and 2nd phase of COVID-19 vaccination has been performed in provinces/cities for 747,827 people who are medical staff who are directly treating patients. COVID-19, medical workers.

Simultaneously with the vaccination process, the vaccination information of the injector is updated, fully stored, and systematized in the Electronic Health Record software, proceeding to management and electronic certification of vaccination. COVID-19 prevention in Vietnam, connecting with the world.

Vietnam aims to self-produce vaccines

Globally, it is expected that in 2021, the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine will far exceed the supply capacity. Therefore, Vietnam is promoting its own vaccine production. Since then, Vietnam has launched the COVID-19 Nanocovax vaccine researched and developed by scientists from the Nanogen Company and the Military Medical Academy, phase 1 starts from December 18, 2020; phase 2 from February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Nanocovax vaccine

COVID-19 Nanocovax vaccine

On 9/2/2021 Vietnam completed 120/120 phase 1 clinical trial injections in 60 volunteers. Initially, experts assessed that the Nano Covax vaccine was safe, produced a good immune response, and was effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including variant strains. After the injection was in stable health, most of the volunteers showed pain at the injection site, mild fever but all disappeared after 1-2 days.

On the afternoon of April 25, the phase 2 clinical trial of the Nanocovax vaccine was completed with 560 people divided into 4 groups, injected with 3 doses of 25mcg, 50mcg, and 75mcg Nano Covax vaccine and 1 group of placebo injections. The results show that all 3 doses are safe. 100% of people who received 3 doses of the above dose were immune to different levels.

After being approved by the Ministry of Health for the phase 3 clinical trial, on June 14, the first 500 volunteers were selected to inject Vietnam’s Covid-19 Nanocovax vaccine. The number of volunteers participating is expected to be about 13,000 people. Military Medical Academy has mobilized a large number of doctors, technicians, and students to participate in the testing process so that they can be ready to deploy at the same time in 10 provinces/cities across the country.

Currently, with the progress and positive results from the experimental injections, many people expect that Nanocovax will soon be successful and can be widely deployed to people in 2021. This will be a special thing. meaningful in the context that the Covid-19 epidemic is complicated to control, and vaccination is considered the main solution to repel the disease.

Above is the entire situation of Covid-19 vaccination in Vietnam. Despite being vaccinated, vaccinated people still need to strictly follow other preventive measures, especially implementing 5K measures to protect themselves, their families, colleagues, and the community.

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