Ten diseases qualify for free vaccination in Vietnam - News Summed Up

Ten diseases qualify for free vaccination in Vietnam


Ten diseases qualify for free vaccination in VietnamTen infectious diseases are entitled to compulsory vaccination under an expanded national vaccination programme (NEVP) that started on January 1. The diseases are Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, paralysis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, Japanese encephalitis B, and rubella. Hepatitis B vaccination must be injected within the child’s first 24 hours and tuberculosis in the first month after birth. All children under five years will be injected with the 10 vaccines free of charge. Compared with the former regulation, the list has dropped 13 diseases, such as Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, mumps, typhoid fever, chickenpox, tetanus, and Hib.


Source: VietNamNet News January 03, 2018 06:33 UTC


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