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.
Among the vaccines developed by Vietnamese companies, NanoCovax is considered the one that can ‘go far’, though the end point is unclear.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Health has proposed the Government purchase 21.9 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged between 5 and 11.
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 has decided to donate 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Laos to help the neighbouring country combat the virus.
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.
The National Ethics Committee in Biomedical Research has requested additional reports on the protective efficacy of the homegrown candidate COVID-19 vaccine Nano Covax.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The third phase of clinical trials of Vietnam's homemade COVID-19 vaccine COVIVAC have been halted, due to a shortage of volunteers.