Priority given to vaccine production, science application in health sector

PM Pham Minh Chinh has assigned the Ministry of Science and Technology to coordinate the research and production of COVID-19 vaccines within the national product development programme by 2030.

Priority given to vaccine production, science application in health sector
Finished Covivac vaccine researched and produced by the Nha Trang-based Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC). (Photo: VNA)

Experts said developing vaccines is a decisive and long-term strategy in disease prevention and control in general and in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in particular.

The development of vaccines must be included in the overall strategy of research, technology transfer, and production of vaccines to both proactively preventing and controlling the pandemic, and saving the State budget, they noted.

In the strategy, it is necessary to perform synchronously research and transfer of domestic vaccine production technologies, and implement effectively and safely the vaccination campaign.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Vietnam, the Politburo, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, the Government and the Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Science and Technology to coordinate with relevant ministries and sectors in researching, transferring technology and domestically producing vaccines, especially COVID-19 vaccines.

The ministry has worked with relevant agencies and scientists to perform the task as soon as possible with the spirit of “fighting the pandemic is like fighting the enemy”.

Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat stressed that amidst complicated developments of the pandemic, it is necessary to prioritise mechanisms and policies supporting vaccine research and production, and application of science and technology in health care, thus contributing to developing the pharmaceutical industry.

 

The development of the pharmaceutical industry will serve as a foundation for vaccine development, meeting requirements of taking care of and protecting the public’s health, and saving the State budget, he stressed.

According to the minister, the Ministry of Science and Technology has proposed preferential policies and mechanisms for vaccine research, transfer of COVID-19 vaccine production technology and easier mechanisms for research and application of science and technology in the health sector.

It has also coordinated with the Ministry of Health in building a centre for researching, transferring vaccine production technology, and a centre for preclinical and clinical trials.

Attention has been also paid to promoting the application of science and technology in manufacturing Vibot robots to serve transportation in high-risk quarantine areas.

Source: VNA

Vietnam's Covid-19 vaccine strategy: speeding up vaccinations with 1 million doses per day

Vietnam's Covid-19 vaccine strategy: speeding up vaccinations with 1 million doses per day

Access to Covid-19 vaccine sources has been difficult due to a scarcity of supply in the world. What solutions will Vietnam need to buy enough Covid-19 vaccines for its people?    

 
 

Other News

.
COVID-19: Daily caseload falls on second consecutive day to nearly 11,500
COVID-19: Daily caseload falls on second consecutive day to nearly 11,500
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

Vietnam has confirmed 11,478 coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, down by nearly 500 and 1,843 cases respectively compared to the previous two days, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its 06.00pm coronavirus update on September 12.

Storm-triggered flooding disrupts traffic in Central region
Storm-triggered flooding disrupts traffic in Central region
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

Vast areas in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Da Nang, Thua Thien- Hue and Quang Tri have been badly inundated as heavy rain triggered flooding has ravaged the Central region in the aftermath of Conson, which has weakened and continued unleasing dowpours.

Vietnam to purchase Spain’s HIPRA COVID-19 vaccine
Vietnam to purchase Spain’s HIPRA COVID-19 vaccine
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

T&T PHARMA, a Vietnamese pharmaceutical joint stock company, has inked a contract to purchase 50 million doses of HIPRA, a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Spain’s HYPRA Human Health S.L.U.

HCMC gives monthly allowance to orphans whose parents die of Covid-19
HCMC gives monthly allowance to orphans whose parents die of Covid-19
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

A child under four years old whose both parents died of the coronavirus will be granted VND900,000 a month while those over four years old will receive VND 540,000 per month,

HCMC achieves significant results from strong social distancing measures
HCMC achieves significant results from strong social distancing measures
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

HCMC has begun to see a drop in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, especially the decline in severe patients and death rates.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 12
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 12
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

Coronavirus hotspot sees sharp decrease in death rate

Vietnam to evacuate more than 330,000 residents as typhoon Conson nears
Vietnam to evacuate more than 330,000 residents as typhoon Conson nears
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

Vietnam’s central coastal provinces have developed plans to evacuate a total of 331,392 residents from flood-prone areas before typhoon Conson makes landfall on September 12.

Vietnam to receive 103 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by year-end
Vietnam to receive 103 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by year-end
SOCIETYicon  11/09/2021 

More than 103 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be delivered to Vietnam in the remaining months of the year, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 11
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 11
SOCIETYicon  11/09/2021 

Netherlands donates ventilators and medical equipment to Vietnam

WHO: Vietnamese Government making tremendous efforts to fight pandemic
WHO: Vietnamese Government making tremendous efforts to fight pandemic
SOCIETYicon  11/09/2021 

Dr Kidong Park, Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam, has highlighted the Vietnamese Government’s measures and efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thousands of Hanoians receive vaccinations at night
Thousands of Hanoians receive vaccinations at night
SOCIETYicon  11/09/2021 

In order to speed up mass testing and vaccination against Covid-19 for its residents, Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi has organized vaccinations both day and night.

Hundreds of pregnant women, children return to hometowns by bus from HCM City
Hundreds of pregnant women, children return to hometowns by bus from HCM City
SOCIETYicon  11/09/2021 

The provinces of Binh Dinh and Ba Ria - Vung Tau have sent dozens of buses to HCM City to transport children, pregnant women, and disadvantaged people from Ho Chi Minh City back to their hometowns.

Vietnam licences 7th Covid-19 vaccine
Vietnam licences 7th Covid-19 vaccine
SOCIETYicon  10/09/2021 

The Ministry of Health has conditionally approved the use of Hayat-Vax vaccine, which is the 7th Covid-19 vaccine that the country has licensed for emergency use.

Hanoi Mayor urges use of all vaccines as soon as they arrive
Hanoi Mayor urges use of all vaccines as soon as they arrive
SOCIETYicon  10/09/2021 

Hanoi’s Mayor Chu Ngoc Anh has signed a document on the 24/7 duty regime on testing and vaccinations.

7 solutions proposed to fight pandemic in HCM City after September 15
7 solutions proposed to fight pandemic in HCM City after September 15
FEATUREicon  11/09/2021 

The HCM City Healthcare Department has proposed seven anti-pandemic solutions after September 15, 2021, including social distancing associated with a Covid-19 green card.

Local student among top 50 finalists for Global Student Prize 2021
Local student among top 50 finalists for Global Student Prize 2021
SOCIETYicon  10/09/2021 

Dong Ngoc Ha, a first year biological science student at the Hanoi University of Science (Vietnam National University), has been named among the Top 50 Finalists for the Global Student Prize 2021.

PM asks localities to complete testing by September 15
PM asks localities to complete testing by September 15
SOCIETYicon  10/09/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested localities under social distancing measures to complete testing of the entire population by September 15 to eliminate the sources of COVID-19 infection from the community. 

Support for frontline workers urgently needed
Support for frontline workers urgently needed
SOCIETYicon  10/09/2021 

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son has sent a document to the city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control outlining the dire conditions for medical staff and proposals to improve them.

Labor ministry asked to loosen work permit regulations for foreigners
Labor ministry asked to loosen work permit regulations for foreigners
SOCIETYicon  10/09/2021 

The Government on Thursday ordered the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to ease regulations on grant and re-grant of work permit for foreigners in Vietnam.

Govt adds VND14.62 trillion to anti-Covid-19 fund
Govt adds VND14.62 trillion to anti-Covid-19 fund
SOCIETYicon  10/09/2021 

The Government has agreed to use VND14.62 trillion from the State budget for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN