Another vaccination centre opened in Ho Chi Minh City

Wednesday, 2017-12-06 17:41:17
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NDO/VNA – Another vaccination centre was launched in Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Nhuan district on December 6, aiming to meet the increasing demand of immunisation for local people.

As the second centre of its kind in the country after the first in Hanoi, the establishment includes 17 rooms for checkups and 13 others for inoculation, enabling it to serve up to 2,500 people a day.

The centre provides all vaccines, including scarce ones such as five-in-one Pentaxim vaccine, six-in-one Infanrix Hexa, Synflorix, and Hepatitis A and B vaccines.

According to Ngo Chi Dung, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company, immunisation safety at the center is always put on top priority with free screening examinations before vaccination, and all nurses working in the centre have been trained in injection skill.

Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health, highlighted the significance of the centre in satisfying vaccination demand of local residents in the southern region.

The centre will also help reduce overloading at vaccination establishments in the city, he said.

Phu also stressed the necessity to strictly obey inoculation regulations to ensure absolute safety in the work.