Headlines 23/06/2021 08:50 SA

Who should be more cautious about COVID-19 vaccination?

Ninh Thương

The Ministry of Health issues the Decision No. 2995/QD-BYT providing provisional instructions on COVID-19 prevaccination screening.

According to these instructions, people that should be more cautious about taking COVID-19 vaccines must be carefully screened, and need to be vaccinated at hospitals or medical facilities with sufficient initial resuscitation capacity, including:

- People with history of allergic reactions to other allergens.

- Patients with pre-existing or chronic diseases that are treated stably.

- People with impaired consciousness or impaired functional capacity.

- People aged more than 65 years of age.

- People with history of thrombocytopenia and/or coagulopathy.

- People with chronic diseases that are found to have abnormal vital signs:

+ Pulse: < 60 times/minute or > 100 times/minute.

+ Diastolic blood pressure < 60 mmHg or > 90 mmHg and/or systolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg or > 140 mmHg.

+ Respiratory rate > 25 times/minute and/or SpO2 < 94% (if any)

Decision No. 2995/QD-BYT is entering into force as from June 18, 2021 and replacing the Decree No. 1624/QD-BYT dated March 18, 2021.



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