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  • Vietnamese province seeks to return Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine batch with extended shelf life after deaths and severe reactions in children

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    Vietnamese province seeks to return COVID-19 vaccine batch with extended shelf life
    Monday, December 13, 2021, 11:08 GMT+7

    The Department of Health of Quang Tri Province in north-central Vietnam has sought the health ministry’s approval to return a batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with extended shelf life, following a survey showing that 94 percent of local people in the 12-17 age group refused to get injected with the vaccine batch in question.

    The provincial authorities said they will not use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine lot numbered 124001, which had had its shelf life extended from the original expiration date of November 30, 2021 to February 28, 2022.

    The province had been allocated 35,100 doses of the batch on December 1.

    The provincial health department on Sunday proposed the health ministry withdraw the batch and have another plan for it to avoid waste.

    Some 31,500, or 94 percent, of 33,800 children aged between 12 and 17 eligible for vaccination in Quang Tri disagreed to get shots of the vaccine from the batch, according to a survey conducted by the provincial Department of Education and Training on December 8.

    On December 9, a 12th grader in Quang Tri Province’s Trieu Phong District died seven days after receiving emergency treatment for her post-coronavirus vaccination complication.

    The province also reported several cases of severe post-vaccination reactions...
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