After an emergency meeting, the National Ethics Council agreed to test the locally-made Covid-19 vaccine Nanocovax on 13,000 volunteers. This third phase trial will be completed in mid-August.
In July and August, Vietnam is expected to receive about 13 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from many sources, according to the Ministry of Health.
The test of locally-made Nanocovax vaccine has yielded positive signs. In case of emergency approval, Vietnam would be able to produce 100 million doses per year.
Vietnam expects to have 3 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and 3 million doses of Pfizer vaccine from now to September.
Vietnam has completed negotiations with at least four pharmaceutical companies to buy more than 120 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine this year, the Ministry of Health has announced.
A Vietnamese company - Vabiotech - will become part of the production process of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine beginning this month.
Soon after the phase 3 trial, Vietnam may consider emergency licensing for Nanocovax, a made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine.
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.
Next week, Vietnam will start the phase 3 trial of the Vietnamese-made Nanocovax vaccine on about 13,000 volunteers.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health said that COVAX Facility has committed to provide Vietnam with nearly 40 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, enough for over 19 million people categorized as priority.
Vietnam will continue to test the domestically-made Covid-19 vaccine called Covivac on 30 volunteers on March 23-25.
No cases of blood coagulation have been recorded in Vietnam, so the vaccine will continue to be used as planned.
Vietnam has completed the first-dose vaccination of 560 volunteers who participated in the Phase 2 trial of Nanocovax's Covid-19 vaccine,
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In 2021, Vietnam is expected to have 110 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from many sources and some groups of people will be given priority.
Vietnam has just registered and has not finalized the purchase of recently-approved COVID-19 vaccine named Sputnik V from Russia because there are still many different opinions about this product.