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Vietnam’s health system qualified to handle reactions following COVID-19 vaccination

by NDO27 April 2021 Last updated at 18:00 PM

The current medical system in Vietnam is well qualified to handle reactions and complications following COVID-19 vaccination.
The current medical system in Vietnam is well qualified to handle reactions and complications following COVID-19 vaccination.

VTV.vn - The current medical system in Vietnam is well qualified to handle reactions and complications following COVID-19 vaccination, according to Associate Professor-Dr. Dao Xuan Co, Deputy Director of Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi.

Ass. Prof. Dr. Dao Xuan Co, also General Secretary of the Vietnam National Association of Emergency, Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, affirmed Vietnam has controlled the epidemic very well, but that risks cannot be foreseen.

Therefore, if over 70% of the population is vaccinated, community based immunity will be created, he added.

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Health has been conducting vaccinations against Covid-19 scientifically, in line with the realities of the country.

According to Ass. Prof. Dr. Dao Xuan Co, people are concerned about two reactions that may occurr following the COVID-19 vaccination, including anaphylaxis and a blood clotting disorder.

Health facilities from grassroots to central levels have seen close coordination via online form in their handling of post-injection reactions.

The Minister of Health issued a decision to establish a Steering Committee for safe COVID-19 vaccinations, including leading experts in performing the screening, monitoring and handling of adverse reactions.

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