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Circular No. 10/2024/TT-BYT dated June 13, 2024 of the Ministry of Health promulgating the list of infectious diseases, subjects and scope of obligatory use of vaccines and medical bio-products
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Official number:10/2024/TT-BYTSigner:Nguyen Thi Lien Huong
Type:CircularExpiry date:Updating
Issuing date:13/06/2024Effect status:
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10 infectious diseases and vaccines obliged to use for people at risk of contracting infectious diseases

On June 13, 2024, the Ministry of Health issues Circular No. 10/2024/TT-BYT promulgating the list of infectious diseases, subjects and scope of obligatory use of vaccines and medical bio-products.

1. List of 10 infectious diseases and subjects obliged to use vaccines and medical bio-products for people at risk of contracting infectious diseases in epidemic areas or going to epidemic areas:

- Diphtheria: Diphtheria- containing combination vaccine and diphtheria antitoxin serum;

- Poliomyelitis: Polio vaccine or polio- containing combination vaccine;

- Rubella: Rubella vaccine or rubella- containing combination vaccine;

- Measles: Measles vaccine or measles- containing combination vaccine;

- COVID-19: COVID-19 vaccine, etc.

2. The subjects obliged to use vaccines and medical bio-products for people at risk of contracting infectious diseases in epidemic areas or going to epidemic areas in the list specified in Clause 1 of this Article shall be determined by provincial-level Departments of Health and reported to provincial- or municipal-level People's Committees for decision, or determined according to the direction of the Ministry of Health based on the epidemic situation, conditions for supply of vaccines and medical bio-products, and local resources.

This Circular takes effect from August 1, 2024.

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THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

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No. 10/2024/TT-BYT

THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

Independence - Freedom - Happiness

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Hanoi, June 13, 2024

CIRCULAR

Promulgating the list of infectious diseases, subjects and scope of obligatory use of vaccines and medical bio-products

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Pursuant to the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases dated November 21, 2007;

Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 95/2022/ND-CP dated November 15, 2022, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Health;

At the request of the Director General of the General Department of Preventive Medicine;

 The Minister of Health promulgates the list of infectious diseases, subjects and scope of obligatory use of vaccines and medical bio-products.

 

Article 1. List of infectious diseases, subjects obliged to use vaccines and immunization schedules in the Expanded Program on Immunization

1. List of infectious diseases, subjects obliged to use vaccines and immunization schedules under the Expanded Program on Immunization

 

No.

Infectious disease

Vaccines, subjects, immunization schedules in the Expanded Program on Immunization

Vaccine

Subject

Immunization/dosage schedule

1

Hepatitis B

 

Monovalent hepatitis B vaccine

Infants

Birth dose: within 24 hours of birth

Hepatitis B-containing combination vaccine

Children

Dose 1: at 02 months of age

Dose 2: at least 01 month (*) after dose 1

Dose 3: at least 01 month after dose 2

2

Tuberculosis

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine

Children

Administered once within 01 month after birth

3

Diphtheria

Diphtheria- containing combination vaccine

Children

Dose 1: at 02 months of age

Dose 2: at least 01 month after dose 1

Dose 3: at least 01 month after dose 2

Children

Booster dose at 18 months of age

Reduced diphtheria- containing combination vaccine

Children

Booster dose at 07 years of age

4

Pertussis

Pertussis- containing combination vaccine

Children

Dose 1: at 02 months of age

Dose 2: at least 01 month after dose 1

Dose 3: at least 01 month after dose 2

Children

Booster dose at 18 months of age

5

Tetanus

Tetanus-containing combination vaccine

Children

Dose 1: at 02 months of age

Dose 2: at least 01 month after dose 1

Dose 3: at least 01 month after dose 2

Children

Booster dose at 18 months of age

Tetanus-containing combination vaccine

Children

Booster dose at 07 years of age

Tetanus-containing vaccine for pregnant women

Pregnant women

1. For pregnant women who have never been vaccinated or have not been vaccinated with 3 primary doses of tetanus-containing vaccine (**), or have an unknown history of vaccination:

- Dose 1: Early administration during pregnancy;

- Dose 2: At least 1 month after dose 1;

- Dose 3: During subsequent pregnancy and at least 6 months after dose 2;

- Dose 4: During subsequent pregnancy and at least 01 year after dose 3;

- Dose 5: During subsequent pregnancy and at least 01 year after dose 4.

2. For pregnant women who have been vaccinated with 3 primary doses of tetanus-containing vaccine:

- Dose 1: Early administration during pregnancy;

- Dose 2: At least 01 month after dose 1;

- Dose 3: During subsequent pregnancy and at least 01 year after dose 2.

3. For pregnant women who have been vaccinated with 3 primary doses of tetanus-containing vaccine and 01 booster dose:

- Dose 1: Early administration during pregnancy;

- Dose 2: During subsequent pregnancy and at least 01 year after dose 1.

4. For pregnant women who have been vaccinated with 3 primary doses of tetanus-containing vaccine and 2 booster doses: Early administration during pregnancy

In all situations, the 2nd dose and subsequent doses should be administered at least 02 weeks before the expected date of birth.

6

Poliomyelitis

Oral polio vaccine

Children

Dose 1: at 02 months of age

Dose 2: at least 01 month after dose 1

Dose 3: at least 01 month after dose 2

Injectable polio vaccine

Children

Dose 1: at 05 months of age

Dose 2: at 09 months of age

7

Diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Monovalent Hib-containing vaccine or Hib-containing combination vaccine

Children

Dose 1: at 02 months of age

Dose 2: at least 01 month after dose 1

Dose 3: at least 01 month after dose 2

8

Measles

Measles-containing vaccine

Children

administered at 09 months of age

Measles-containing combination vaccine

Children

administered at 18 months of age

9

Japanese B encephalitis

Japanese B encephalitis vaccine

Children

Dose 1: at 01 year of age

Dose 2: 1-2 weeks after dose 1

Dose 3: 1 year after dose 1

10

Rubella

Rubella-containing combination vaccine

Children

administered at 18 months of age

11

Diarrhoea due to rotavirus

Rota vaccine

Children

Dose 1: taken at 02 months of age

Dose 2: taken at least 01 month after dose 1

 

 

(*) The interval between doses every 1 month is calculated to be at least 28 days.

(**) Primary dose is the dose administered before reaching 1 year of age

2. For those who have not been vaccinated on schedule or have not received full doses, they must be vaccinated as soon as possible but must ensure that they are suitable for the subjects under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the manufacturer.

3. Immunization under campaign or supplementary immunization shall be carried out under the guidance of the Ministry of Health in each specific case.

Article 2. List of infectious diseases and subjects obliged to use vaccines and medical bio-products for people at risk of contracting infectious diseases in epidemic areas or going to epidemic areas.

1. List of infectious diseases and vaccines and medical bio-products subject to obligatory use:

 

No.

Infectious disease

Vaccine and medical bio-product

1

Diphtheria

Diphtheria- containing combination vaccine and diphtheria antitoxin serum

2

Poliomyelitis

Polio vaccine or polio- containing combination vaccine

3

Pertussis

Pertussis - containing combination vaccine

4

Rubella

Rubella vaccine or rubella- containing combination vaccine

5

Measles

Measles vaccine or measles- containing combination vaccine

6

Cholera

Cholera vaccine

7

Japanese B encephalitis

Japanese B encephalitis vaccine

8

Rabies

Rabies vaccine, anti-rabies serum

9

Influenza

Influenza vaccine

10

COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine

 

2. The subjects obliged to use vaccines and medical bio-products for people at risk of contracting infectious diseases in epidemic areas or going to epidemic areas in the list specified in Clause 1 of this Article shall be determined by provincial-level Departments of Health and reported to provincial- or municipal-level People's Committees for decision, or determined according to the direction of the Ministry of Health based on the epidemic situation, conditions for supply of vaccines and medical bio-products, and local resources.

Article 3. Scope of obligatory use of vaccines and medical bio-products

1. Vaccines in the list specified in Clause 1, Article 1 of this Circular shall be deployed nationwide for children and pregnant women in the Expanded Program on Immunization.

2. The scope of use of vaccines and medical bio-products in the list specified in Clause 1, Article 2 of this Circular shall be determined by provincial-level Departments of Health and reported to provincial- or municipal-level People's Committees for decision, or determined according to the direction of the Ministry of Health based on the epidemic situation, conditions for supply of vaccines and medical bio-products, and local resources.

Article 4. Effect

1. This Circular takes effect from August 1, 2024.

2. Circular No. 38/2017/TT-BYT dated October 17, 2017 of the Minister of Health promulgating the list of infectious diseases, subjects and scope of obligatory use of vaccines and medical bio-products ceases to be effective from the effective date of this Circular.

Article 5. Implementation responsibilities

The Director General of the General Department of Preventive Medicine, heads of units under the Ministry of Health; Directors of provincial- and municipal-level Departments of Health and relevant agencies, organizations and individuals shall implement this Circular.

Any difficulties or problems arising during the course of implementation shall be promptly reported to the Ministry of Health (the General Department of Preventive Medicine) for consideration and resolution. /.

 

For the Minister

The Deputy Minister

NGUYEN THI LIEN HUONG

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