In its document, the ministry stressed that this is an important and urgent mission.

According to the ministry, the country has to date administered over 259 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 for those aged from five.

A primary school student in the northern city of Bac Giang receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Localities were asked to propose the need to use vaccines for each age group of children from six months old to under one year old, those from one to under two, from two to under three, from three to under four, and from four to under five; and sent them to the Institutes of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Pasteur Institute in the regions before September 30.

The information should be sent to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology before October 10, and then the Ministry of Health by October 15.

Source: VNA