COVID-19 vaccine

Update news COVID-19 vaccine

All the three COVID-19 vaccine candidates Vietnam is developing are currently in the stage of clinical trials, and if they are qualified as assessed by the ethics and advisory councils, the Ministry of Health (MoH) will grant licenses.

Are Vietnam’s locally made Covid-19 vaccines viable?

Among the vaccines developed by Vietnamese companies, NanoCovax is considered the one that can ‘go far’, though the end point is unclear.

Vietnam to receive seven million COVID-19 vaccine doses for children

The Ministry of Health is speeding up procedures aimed at completing its contract with Pfizer to purchase 21.9 million vaccine doses for children aged five to 11 in March.

Vietnam to receive mRNA vaccine technology transfer from WHO training hub

Vietnam is among the five countries newly selected to receive mRNA vaccine technology transfer from a global biomanufacturing training hub established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in South Africa.

Vaccine diplomacy – more than a lesson on emergency pandemic response

The success of Vietnam’s vaccine diplomacy policy in 2021 has offered the country a number of useful lessons in which to help this policy be more effectively implemented this year and to better deal with the latest situation. 

Vietnam receives Vero-Cell COVID-19 vaccine donated by China

The Ministry of National Defence received 300,000 doses of Vero-Cell COVID-19 vaccine presented by the Ministry of National Defence of China at a ceremony held at Noi Bai International Airport on February 8.

Nearly 22 million doses of Covid vaccine proposed for children under 12

The Ministry of Health has proposed the Government purchase 21.9 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged between 5 and 11.

AstraZeneca to slash vaccine prices for Vietnam, transfer production technology

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on Wednesday for Nitin Kapoor, President for Asia Area Frontier Markets at AstraZeneca, and Chairman and General Director of AstraZeneca Vietnam.

Vietnam donates 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Laos

Vietnam has decided to donate 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Laos to help the neighbouring country combat the virus.

Australia donates further 1.14mln vaccine doses to VN

Australia has delivered an additional 1.14 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Hanoi, lifting the donation from the country to Vietnam to 3.6 million doses, according to Australian foreign minister Marise Payne.

Further data on Nano Covax vaccine’s protective efficacy needed

The National Ethics Committee in Biomedical Research has requested additional reports on the protective efficacy of the homegrown candidate COVID-19 vaccine Nano Covax.

Seven more Pfizer vaccine batches with shelf life extended for 9 months

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology has announced that the shelf life of seven more batches of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine have been extended for six to nine months.

Sputnik V vaccine production factory to be built in Vietnam in one year

A factory producing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 will be built in Vietnam within one year and is expected to produce 30-40 million doses annually,

US donates 4.4mln Pfizer vaccine doses to VN, Australia sends 1.1mln doses

The US sent a further 4.4 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam on Friday via the global vaccine sharing initiative COVAX, according to the US mission in the country.

 

VN plans to secure enough COVID-19 vaccines for booster shots by June 2022, in talks for shots for children aged 5-11

The Government Office on Wednesday has released Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s conclusions after the meeting on COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics held on Sunday.

Vietnam receives final shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in 30mln deal, more are coming

The final batch of 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from Vietnam’s contract for 30 million doses from the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company has arrived in the country.

Fifth student dies after receiving Pfizer vaccine shot in Vietnam

A high school student of Quang Tri province has died after receiving a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot, becoming the fifth child victim of vaccinations in Vietnam.

Shelf life of Covid-19 vaccine may be extended up to 12-24 months

Pfizer is continuing its research and if it finds the vaccine quality to be stable, it may submit dossiers to appropriate agencies to apply for a shelf-life extension to 12, 18 or even 24 months.

Vietnam, Russia sign cooperation agreement on vaccine production

Vietnamese pharmaceutical company VABIOTECH and Sovico Group signed a cooperation agreement with Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on the supply and production of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s COVID vaccine developer stops third phase trial due to volunteers shortage

The third phase of clinical trials of Vietnam's homemade COVID-19 vaccine COVIVAC have been halted, due to a shortage of volunteers.