|The Covivac vaccine developed by the Institution of Vaccine and Biological Medical in Nha Trang city. (Photo: VNA)
Vietnam has asked WHO specialists to help the country produce coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible to ensure vaccine self-sufficiency for its people, Mr. Thuan told an online meeting of the COVID-19 development special working group on Saturday.
Nanogen, the Vietnamese developer of the Nano Covax vaccine, this week said it has administered the first jab to 13,000 volunteers in its phase 3 human trials, with the second dose expected to be given before end of ext month, eyeing full clinical data for reviews this year.
Meawhile, the Covivac vaccine, developed by the Institution of Vaccine and Biological Medical in Nha Trang City, wrapped up phase 1 in late June and plans to carry out phase 2 soon.
Vietnam needs 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate 75 million people this year.