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Four more vaccines to be added to Vietnam's national expanded immunization program

Four more vaccines will be added to the Expanded Immunization Program for the 2021-2030 period under the Resolution No. 104 of the Government on the roadmap to increase the number of vaccines in the program signed by Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam.

Vietnam yet rolls out Covid jabs for under-5s

Vietnam has yet planned to get younger kids aged under five vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

PM urges faster COVID-19 vaccination in face of sub-variant BA.5

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered faster administration of the third and fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine as part of measures against the unpredictable pandemic situation, especially when the sub-variant BA.5 has appeared in Vietnam.

HCM City to offer fourth COVID-19 vaccine doses next week

Ho Chi Minh City is expected to start offering fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines to residents next week, according to Nguyen Hoai Nam, deputy director of the Municipal Department of Health.

Gov't right to prioritize vaccination before full reopening

Nitin Kapoor, the chairman of AstraZeneca Vietnam, talks about the country's successful vaccination program, tourism resumption, and why a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose is needed.

Vietnam hits milestone of 200 million COVID vaccine doses administered

Vietnam on Sunday crossed the mark of 200 million COVID-19 vaccines administered, just over a year since the ‘historic inoculation campaign’ was launched on March 8 last year.

Vietnam after one year of vaccination: Facts and figures

The foreign investors’ positive sentiment towards the business environment in Vietnam is largely thanks to the country’s high vaccination rate.

VN tourism will suffer under overly strict requirements: experts

The proposals by MOH on requiring foreign arrivals not to leave accommodations for the first 72 hours in Vietnam have discouraged travel firms. They say the overly strict requirement is contrary to the Government’s policy on tourism reopening.

Only 60% of parents with children aged 5-11 agree to COVID vaccination: survey

60.6 per cent of parents with children aged 5-11 years said they agree to let their children have COVID-19 vaccine shots, according to a survey by the health ministry.

Vietnam climbs 28 notches in latest COVID-19 recovery index

Vietnam has risen a total of 28 places to reach 90th position in the latest edition of Nikkei's COVID-19 Recovery Index which was issued in early February.

Vietnam to begin spring vaccination campaign from January 29

Vietnam will organise a rapid vaccination campaign this spring running from January 29 to February 28, said Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on January 27.

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.

Health ministry urged to fully vaccinate all over the age of 12 within January

Health minister Nguyen Thanh Long has urged localities to expedite the vaccination of people aged 12 and over, and complete administration of the primary series of vaccines, before the end of January.

HCM City to complete COVID-19 vaccination for risk group by Jan. 20

Ho Chi Minh City plans to complete the vaccination of people at risk from COVID-19 by January 20 while pressing on with rapid testing for this group.

Vietnam among six countries with highest vaccination coverage: Deputy PM

Vietnam has become one of the six countries with highest COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the world, Standing Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh told a teleconference between the Government and localities on January 5.

Over 1.5 million adults get Covid booster shots

More than 1.5 million booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered to people 18 and older in 40 cities and provinces in Vietnam by December 29.

Vietnam outperforms regional countries in COVID-19 vaccination race

Vietnam became the 53rd country in the world achieving the goal of covering basic doses of COVID-19 vaccine for 70 percent of its population, according to, a website that updates the vaccination speed worldwide every day.

Vietnam looks to get 90% of adults fully vaccinated in coming days

Vietnam is expecting to get nearly 90% of people 18 and older fully vaccinated by the end of 2021.

Third COVID-19 jab to be completed by Q1 2022, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Heath has requested that all localities nationwide complete the injection of the third round of COVID-19 vaccinations for adults by the first quarter of 2022.

PM: vaccination campaign needs to speed up

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested making quicker progress in vaccinations in his Conclusion at a recent teleconference with localities on COVID-19 prevention and control.