On the morning of October 25, in the corridor of the National Assembly, Assoc. Prof-BS Nguyen Lan Hieu shared about the topic of vaccination for children.
According to Dr. Hieu, currently the amount of vaccines returned to Vietnam is still not enough to “cover” the elderly, meanwhile, high school students from 16-18 years old have a fully developed body, and they are affected. Covid-19 infection is no different from adults, the treatment for children is no different from adults.
On the contrary, for children under 12 years old, according to Dr. Hieu, who has directly supported Binh Duong, the rate of babies infected with Covid-19 is very low, being seriously transferred is also low except for children who are sick. background such as obesity and some other diseases.
Thus, in the current situation where vaccines are not enough, it is highly recommended to give priority to high school students so that they can directly go to school to prepare for exams. Children under 12 years of age need to be monitored according to the scientific opinion of world medicine on vaccination, therefore, vaccination may be delayed. Some localities accept injections for children under 12 years of age on a voluntary basis.
But I think that voluntary vaccination, even for children, is being considered by the world. Because the word “voluntarily” here may make some people think that injection is okay, not injection is okay. While vaccination for the entire population is something to do, and do it in the most positive way. Particularly for children under 12 years old, not yet a high-risk component, so it can be delayed, and wait for the scientific conclusions of world medicine, not “voluntary injection”.
When the world’s medicine has confirmed, and our Vietnam has the necessary amount of vaccines, the decision to vaccinate for all ages is decided by science, not by any subjective will. There’s no such thing as “voluntary” or “forced” here.
I very much agree with the sharing of Dr. Nguyen Lan Hieu, because he is based on the spirit of science, and has a reality after a few months with Binh Duong fighting the epidemic. Such a person who has both theory and practice in treating the Covid-19 epidemic is worthy of our serious reference.