return icon

Health Ministry to facilitate firms to import Covid-19 vaccines

The Ministry of Health will create the most favorable conditions for firms, provinces and cities to import Covid-19 vaccines into Vietnam, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long told a meeting on May 31.


Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. The Ministry of Health will create the most favorable conditions for firms, provinces and cities to import Covid-19 vaccines into Vietnam 


Following the conclusion of the Politburo and the Government’s Resolution 21, the ministry has teamed up with other ministries and agencies to call on provinces and cities, firms and organizations to seek Covid-19 vaccine supplies.

The ministry will continue to offer policies to encourage more units to join in the search for vaccines, facilitating all firms and localities to import Covid-19 vaccines, including granting licenses, testing vaccines and helping with the vaccination process.

At the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the ministry to publicize its plan allowing the import of all Covid-19 vaccines licensed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Besides, the ministry should allow firms to import the vaccines that have yet to be authorized for use by WHO, but have received approval for use from other countries.

Minister Long said that the ministry would handle the paperwork of the import of the Covid-19 vaccines and grant an import license within five days if vaccine importers provide sufficient legal and valid documents.

Also, Long affirmed that the ministry has encouraged all firms to directly import Covid-19 vaccines into Vietnam if they obtained letters of authorization from vaccine manufacturers.

Apart from this, the ministry will make it easy for provinces and cities which register to buy Covid-19 vaccines.

However, the ministry also warned firms and organizations against Covid-19 vaccine scams as many individuals and units have introduced themselves as representatives authorized by Covid-19 vaccine producers to sell the vaccines.

In related news, to bring production back on track, the Ministry of Health asked Bac Giang and Bac Ninh provinces, where many Covid-19 cases were detected at industrial parks, to quickly vaccinate workers.

Bac Giang has received a total of 150,000 doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine and started to inoculate workers over the past few days. The province’s vaccination for workers is set to finish prior to June 6.

Due to the spread of Covid-19, Bac Giang has suspended the operations of four industrial parks, with over 140,000 workers stopping their work. As of yesterday, 10 firms, with some 4,000 workers, resumed their operations.

Similarly, Bac Ninh Province is stepping up Covid-19 vaccination for workers. Some 2,400 workers at the Samsung Electronics Company in the Yen Phong Industrial Park are set to get vaccinated today, June 1.


Vietnam to receive 5 million more doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

Vietnam to receive 5 million more doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

In the next two months, Vietnam will have at least 5 million more doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines, according to Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen.

VN Government asks Health Ministry to buy Covid-19 vaccines as soon as possible

VN Government asks Health Ministry to buy Covid-19 vaccines as soon as possible

The Government has issued Resolution No. 09 dated May 18, 2021 on the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines.


VN banking prospects from now to the end of the year

Under the circular, the State Bank of Vietnam told banks to reschedule debt repayments to help customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic until June 30 this year.

JPMorgan: 65% of AirPods production to be located in Vietnam in 2025

JPMorgan analyst expects 20 percent of iPad, 5 percent of MacBook, 20 percent of Apple Watch and 65 percent of AirPods production to be located in Vietnam in 2025.

US$2.3 billion withdrawn from stock market, investors begin to worry

Concerns are increasing in the stock market after the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) raised regulating interest rates and withdrew VND56 trillion (over US$2.3 billion) last week.

Teacher Nguyen Ngoc Ky writing with feet passes away

This morning, 75-year-old teacher Nguyen Ngoc K, who inspired many generations of students with his determination to rise up in life, passed away at his home in Thu Duc City.

Super typhoon barrels through central Vietnam

Super Typhoon Noru, one of the four strongest storms in 20 years, made landfall in the central region of Vietnam at daybreak today, September 28, toppling trees, damaging houses and construction works, blowing away roofs and causing flooding.

Discovering craft villages in Buddhist centre in Quang Ninh

Coming to Yen Tu relic site in Quang Ninh province – Vietnam’s major Buddhist centre, tourists can also experience traditional crafts such as making hats, bamboo handicrafts, and wood carvings.

Ministry drafts mechanism to adjust average retail power price

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is drafting a Prime Minister's Decision on the mechanism for adjusting the average retail electricity price.

Foreign investment disbursement hits record high in nine months

Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first nine months of this year reached 15.4 billion USD, up 16.2 % year-on-year and marking a record high, a report from the Foreign Investment Department (FIA) has shown.

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son pays visit to Germany

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son paid an official visit to Germany from September 26-27 at the invitation of his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock.

2,500 children suffer from cancer in Vietnam every year

The Cancer Centre under the National Paediatrics Hospital, revealed the information in the programme "Con thuyền mơ ước" (Ship of Dreams) to improve people's awareness of children's cancer on Sunday in Hanoi.

New Vietnam-Japan cooperation era: Japanese Vice Minister of Defense

“Let's make 2023 the year that marks the beginning of a new era for both Japan and Vietnam," said Japanese Vice Minister of Defense Yasuhide Nakayama in a talk with VietNamNet.

Challenges ahead for Vietnam this year

“Pressure”, “increased difficulties” and “high risks and challenges”: these are the words used by the Minister of Planning and Investment to describe how hard it will be to fulfill Vietnam’s growth goals this year.

Some industries lack orders, others cannot take more

While woodwork companies are lacking new export orders amid high inflation in the US and Europe, food-processing companies are not receiving new orders because of rising input material prices.

Wholesale and retail sectors lead in new foreign investment approvals

The wholesale and retail industries took the lead in new foreign-invested projects in the January-September period, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Vietnam cracks down on IUU fishing ahead of EC inspectors’ visit

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has ordered strengthening inspections to ward off illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as European Commission (EC) inspectors are coming to Vietnam in October.