Vietnam receives additional 3,000,060 doses of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine donated through the COVAX Facility by the United States Government, of which, 1,499,960 arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on July 24 and 1,500,100 doses will arrive in Hanoi the next day. This is the second batch of Moderna vaccine to be delivered to the country this month, bringing the total donation from the US Government to Vietnam to more than five million doses, according to UNICEF Vietnam. Vietnam receives additional 3,000,060 doses of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine donated through the COVAX Facility by the United States Government. (Photo: UNICEF) To date, Vietnam has received 7,493,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in four shipments through the COVAX Facility, the global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. They include 5,000,100 doses of Moderna vaccine from the US Government and 2,493,200 doses of AstraZeneca. Since the arrival of the first … [Read more...] about Vietnam receives extra 3 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses from US via COVAX
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This is the second batch of the vaccines to arrive in Vietnam this month, taking total donations from the U.S. to more than five million doses. These are part of 80 million doses that U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged to donate to various countries, more than half of it under Covax. Vietnam is a beneficiary of U.S. donations being made under Covax as well as under "regional priorities and other recipients." As of Sunday, Vietnam has received 7.49 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines through the Covax program - 5 million doses of Moderna and 2.49 million doses of AstraZeneca. Vietnam approved emergency use of the Moderna vaccine last month. Five other vaccines approved for emergency are: Russia's Sputnik V, the U.S. and Germany's Pfizer/BioNTech, China's Sinopharm, and British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca's vaccine and the U.S.'s Johnson & Johnson. Moderna is developed from messenger RNA, or mRNA, which contains instructions for human cells to construct a harmless piece of … [Read more...] about 3 mln Moderna vaccine doses reach Vietnam
To date, nearly 8.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have been delivered to Vietnam, accounting for 76 percent of the country's total COVID-19 vaccine volume. According to AstraZeneca, the amount of the vaccine brought to Vietnam in July 2021 shows the vaccine manufacture’s efforts to accelerate its supply to support Vietnam's fight against the pandemic. The company will continue its cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the VNVC to quickly and safely transport the vaccine to Vietnam . AstraZeneca was the first vaccine to have obtained authorisation for emergency use in Vietnam./. VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnam receives additional 1.2 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses
The municipal Department of Health said the vaccination will be carried out at 20 hospitals, alongside 615 commune- and ward-based vaccination sites. The fifth phase is scheduled to complete in two weeks. During this phase, priority will be given to people with underlying health conditions, those aged above 65, preferential social policy and welfare beneficiaries, the poor, the vulnerable, medical and other frontline workers. As of July 21 morning, HCM City has reported 39,526 coronavirus cases since the fourth wave hit Vietnam in late April, making it the country’s largest hotspot. More than 3,600 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals as of July 20, according to the city’s Department of Health./. VNA … [Read more...] about HCM City to start inoculation of additional 930,000 vaccine doses
Vietnam has secured commitments to receive 105 million vaccine doses. Photo: Le Toan Last week, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a phone call with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, reaffirming both nations’ ever-increasing cooperation across many areas, with a highlight in sharing experiences in fighting the current pandemic. Praising Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in fighting COVID-19, President Iohannis said his government will give Vietnam 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and will consider giving more in the future. Earlier on July 10, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also had a phone call with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Both leaders said that the two countries will further tighten cooperation, with mutual support in pushing back the pandemic. PM Chinh suggested that the Indian government prioritise to assist Vietnam in access to vaccines in different forms as fast as possible, and also cooperate in transferring vaccine-producing … [Read more...] about Diplomacy switches up a gear for wider vaccine coverage
The largest ever vaccination campaign in history has posed both opportunities and challenges to the cold storage industry as tens of millions of vaccine doses need to be preserved at the same time. CDC Hanoi's cold warehouse At a working session with Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong recently, CDC Hanoi Deputy Director Nguyen Thi Kieu Anh said CDC Hanoi has one cold warehouse with the capacity of 40 cubic meters, which can contain an additional 150,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses, and one cold warehouse with the capacity of 16 cubic meters which can contain an additional 100,000 AstraZeneca doses. Hanoi also has six 3000 and 3000 AC refrigerators (the capacity of 126 liters can contain 10,000 doses each), and six cold boxes with the capacity of 44 liters each. According to CDC Hanoi, the total number of AstraZeneca vaccine doses that can be preserved is 310,000. As for medical centers and medical stations, there are 34 TCW 3000 and 3000AC refrigerators with a … [Read more...] about How can vaccines be preserved in Vietnam?