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08 signs after getting Covid-19 to indicate recipients should be hospitalized

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On July 26, 2021, the Ministry of Health issues the Decision No. 3588/QD-BYT providing instructions on organizing COVID-19 vaccination sessions.

This document prescribes that, before vaccination, medical staff should provide advisory information about post-vaccination health monitoring in Appendix 3 to these instructions.  

For instance, after vaccination, vaccine recipients should practice health self-monitoring within 28 following days with particular attention paid to first 7 days.

Once one of 8 following signs appears, vaccine recipients should promptly contact movable medical emergency teams to help or make their way to hospital:

- Numbness in and around the lips or tongue of the mouth;

- Skin rash or red or purple or red skin or bleeding, bleeding under the skin;

- Itching, tightness, hoarseness in the throat and difficulty speaking;

- Neurological symptoms, including persistent or severe headache, lethargy; somnolence, confusion, coma, convulsions;

- Cardiovascular symptoms, including signs of chest pain, prolonged palpitations, fainting;

- Gastrointestinal signs, such as vomiting, abdominal cramps or diarrhea;

- Respiratory tract symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, stridor, wheezing, cyanosis;

- Whole body symptoms:

+ Dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling of falling, unusual fatigue;

+ Unusual severe pain in one or multiple body areas not due to impact or trauma;

+ Continuous higher-than-39oC fever without antipyretic response.

Decision No. 3588/QD-BYT is entering into force as of the signature date.



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