return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Vietnam to have its first Covid-19 vaccine

Results of a clinical trial phase 2 of made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine Nanocovax showed that 100% of vaccinated people made antibodies to fight the virus. The vaccine was also effective on the British variant of the coronavirus.

 

Việt Nam sắp có vắc xin ngừa Covid-19 đầu tiên

 

 

Phase 2 started on February 26 on 554 volunteers at the Military Medical Academy and the Medical Center of Ben Luc district in Long An province and ended on April 8.

According to the research team, the vaccine worked well as expected. All three doses have proven to be safe. 100% of participants produced antibodies at different levels.

In particular, the antibody index to neutralize the virus (the ability to destroy the SARS-CoV-2 virus) after two weeks of injection in the group of people injected with a 25mcg dose showed the highest results, with over 90%. It was lower for those injected with doses of 50mcg and 75mcg for the result but the gap is minor.

In phase 2, the team continued to confirm that the Nanocovax vaccine was effective with the British variant. The South African variant has not been tested.

On April 27, the research team will report to the Ethics Council in the field of biomedical medicine of the Ministry of Health for the final conclusion, and then choose the optimal dose before moving on to phase 3, scheduled to begin from May 5.

In phase 3, Nanocovax vaccine will be tested on 10,000-15,000 people, including people in India and Indonesia. At the Hanoi-based Military Medical Academy, nearly 800 volunteers have registered for trial of phase 3.

If it is favorable, by the end of September, the phase 3 trial will be completed, and then Vietnam can produce the first Covid-19 vaccine.

In the near future, WHO will have official guidance on vaccine testing on the principle of comparison with officially licensed vaccines.

This will create more favorable conditions for Vietnam’s vaccines, especially when they can be compared with AstraZeneca vaccine, which has been used in Vietnam.

Nanogen's Nanocovax vaccine is the first Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam to have a clinical trial, which started on December 17, 2020.

In addition to Nanocovax, the Covivac vaccine of the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) is also in a phase 1 clinical trial, expected to be completed on May 15.

Thuy Hanh

Vietnam’s two COVID-19 vaccines prove safe during trial

Vietnam’s two COVID-19 vaccines prove safe during trial

Two COVID-19 vaccines Nano Covax and Covivac, which were studied and developed in Vietnam, have proved to be safe and effective in the first and second clinical trials.

MORE NEWS

Feature film shot in Vietnam to be released on Netflix

Beautiful scenes of Vietnam and its people can be seen in the first official trailer of the movie "Tourist's Guide to Love".

Vietnamese badminton stars leap up world rankings

Several of the nation’s top badminton players have made significant jumps in the world rankings, according to the latest information given by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Paintings by local contemporary artists exhibited in UK

An exhibition displaying artworks from leading contemporary Vietnamese artists opened on May 29 at D-Contemporary gallery in Mayfair, one of London's premier shopping and entertainment centres.

Da Nang’s boat race attracts locals, tourists

Thousands of people and tourists stood on both sides of the Han River to cheer for teams participating in Da Nang’s boat race 2023, which took place on the morning of March 29.

VN central bank calls for prioritising loans for rice industry

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has instructed credit institutions in the Mekong Delta region to promote lending to rice producers and traders to help them have sufficient capital, especially in the winter-spring harvest in 2023.

Around 60,000 firms close in first quarter

Roughly 60,000 Vietnamese enterprises closed their doors in the first three months of this year, representing an on-year increase of 17.4 percent.

Green offices remain key theme in HCM City commercial real estate

A flight to quality will remain a key theme in the HCM City office market in 2023 as both foreign and domestic companies are setting ambitious net-zero targets to comply with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) regulations.

Vietnam expected to export 7 million tonnes of rice this year: Ministry

Vietnam is expected to ship about 6.5-7 million tonnes of rice abroad this year thanks to the return of markets like Indonesia, Bangladesh, and China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Action plan approved to implement foreign investment cooperation strategy

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has freshly signed a decision to approve an action plan for implementing the 2021-2030 national foreign investment cooperation strategy.

Vietnam runs trade surplus of 4.07 bln USD in Q1

Vietnam ran a trade surplus of 4.07 billion USD in the first quarter this year, with 79.17 billion USD in export revenue and 75.1 billion USD in imports, down 11.9% and 14.7% annually, respectively, reported the General Statistics Office on March 29.

Party chief holds high-level phone talks with US President

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held high-level phone talks with US President Joe Biden on March 29 night (Vietnam time).

Vietnam needs US$13.3 billion to develop seaports

Vietnam would need 312.6 trillion VND (13.3 billion USD) to develop the seaports system by 2030, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Vietnam’s game industry hurt by pirated foreign games

Formerly witnessing a prosperous period, Vietnam’s game industry has been shrinking in recent years. The management cannot keep up pace with development, while domestic games are having to compete with pirated ones.

Coastal hotels in Da Nang up for sale as occupancy rates still low

No longer able to make a profit, many hotels in Da Nang have been put up for sale, including 4-5-star hotels worth trillions of VND.

Canadian traveler says she spent less than $100 a day in HCMC

A Canadian female traveler says she spent only VND1.6 million, or $67, on accommodation, entertainment, meals and travel for one day in HCM City.
back_to_top