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Bird Flu Vaccination Plan to Start Soon

by 5m Editor
11 January 2010, at 10:01am

VIET NAM - The government has announced that this year's vaccination plan for poultry – to control avian flu and other diseases – is to start soon.

On 9 January, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced this year's vaccination plan for poultry across the country, according to an official source.

Under the plan, all provinces nationwide must strictly abide by vaccine regulations to prevent disease like bird flu from spreading.

Local governments will carry out two rounds of vaccinations; the first in April and May; and the second in October and November.

Thirty-two provinces including 13 northern provinces, five provinces in the south-east/southern region and 13 Mekong delta provinces will vaccinate birds. Other provinces are not required to hold mass vaccinations except in high-risk areas.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.