09/07/2021 15:56 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Third batch of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Japan delivered

The third batch of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine, donated by Japan, arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on July 9 morning.

Japan has to date provided nearly 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine as non-refundable aid for Vietnam, including almost 1 million doses delivered on June 16 and around 400,000 doses on July 2.

In total, Vietnam has so far received over 5.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including nearly 2.5 million doses from the COVAX Facility, over 400,000 doses ordered by the Vietnam Vaccine JSC, some 2.5 million doses granted by countries and more than 97,000 doses ordered from Pfizer/BioNTech.

As scheduled, an additional 2 million doses of Moderna vaccine will be delivered to Vietnam this weekend.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said Vietnam has joined about 200 negotiations related to COVID-19 vaccines. About 105 million doses from different suppliers have been committed for Vietnam.

According to the Ministry of Health, around 8.7 million doses will be delivered to Vietnam and will be given to Ho Chi Minh City and adjacent provinces which have been hard hit by the pandemic. Priority will be given to front-line medical workers and those aged above 65 and have underlying diseases.

The ministry will also send 30 mobile vaccination vehicles to serve vaccinations in the city./.
VNA/VNP