|The vaccine reception ceremony at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi on September 25, 2021. (Photo: VNA)
Right after his landing, a ceremony was held to hand over made-in-Cuba vaccines and medical equipment and materials for the fight against COVID-19 transported to Vietnam on his special plane.
Besides the 1.05 million doses of Abdala vaccine from Cuba, foreign countries and partners committed and provided another 1.5 million doses to Vietnam. The US also pledged a large quantity of vaccines to Vietnam through the COVAX mechanism in the time to come.
During a working session with President Phuc, Pfizer committed to providing all the 31 million doses of the vaccine contracted with Vietnam within this year and another 20 million doses for children when data are sufficient.
Besides vaccines, many partners gave Vietnam medical equipment valued at 8.8 million USD.