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Vietnam adds over 320 million USD to buy COVID-19 vaccines

The Vietnamese Government will spend an additional more than 7.65 trillion VND (320 million USD) on the purchase of 61 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

According to a decision issued on June 30, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh approved the funding supplement for the Ministry of Health’s procurement of 30 million doses produced by AstraZeneca and 31 others by Pfizer.

The additional fund will also be earmarked for the transport, distribution and storage of as well as the purchase of vaccination supplies for vaccines sourced from the COVAX Facility and foreign funding and sponsorship.

The Ministry of Health is in charge of purchasing and using COVID-19 vaccines.

Vietnam has so far granted emergency use authorisation for five vaccines - A2D1222 by AstraZeneca, Sputnik-V by Gamalaya, Comirnaty by Pfizer, Vero-Cell by Sinopharm, and Spikevax by Moderna./.