Update news covid-19 vaccines
Vietnam has not yet licensed any domestically-produced Covid-19 vaccine, even though the country evaluated as having potential for Covid-19 vaccine production is the third country in the world to successfully culture and isolate the virus.
The Ministry of Health has announced that 8.4 million doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines would be shipped to Vietnam next month as it targets to have 90% of the population getting the third shots.
The vaccines include Nanocovax, COVIVAC, ARCT-154, COVID-19 HIPRA and S – 268019.
A total of 200,000 doses of Covaxin vaccine for children, and one tonne of raw materials for COVID-19 drug production donated by India arrived in Hanoi on Sunday evening.
From March to December 3, Vietnam received 147.5 million Covid-19 vaccines. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has allocated 140.5 million doses in 95 campaigns through the country.
Vietnam has received over 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with Sinopharm, AstraZeneca and Pfizer accounting for the majority of the stockpile, according to the health ministry on Monday.
More than 90 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Vietnam so far, according to the figures from the National COVID-19 Vaccine Portal on Monday.
A total 75,250,990 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Vietnam so far, according to the national COVID-19 Vaccine Portal on Tuesday.
Hanoi's Center for Disease Control (CDC Hanoi) has announced plans to complete the vaccination process and give adults their second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as preparing booster shots for next year.
Vietnam will accelerate the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign as more than 100 million doses of different brands are expected to be delivered to the nation in the fourth quarter of the year, said Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen.
The Vietnamese Government has agreed to purchase 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 from the Hungarian Government, according to a Government resolution.
The first batch comprising 739,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V as part of Vietnam’s procurement order arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked the COVAX Facility to quickly allocate COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam during a teleconference with its Office Managing Director Aurélia Nguyen on September 20.
Approximately 100,000 vials of Remdesivir produced by Mylan pharmaceutical company under Pfizer group have arrived in Vietnam in order to treat COVID-19 patients.
Vietnam will buy Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five and older next year, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.
All 33.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines shipped to Vietnam so far have been distributed to localities nationwhile, meeting 20 percent of the demand for the national vaccination plan, said the Ministry of Health.
To ensure the vaccination schedule when many shipments of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Vietnam in the fourth quarter, the Ministry of Defense is ready to use helicopters to transport vaccines.