|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chairs a COVID-19 response meeting in Hanoi on November 27, 2021. (Photo: VOV)
Mr. Chinh made the statement during a meeting in Hanoi on the production and import of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs in Vietnam.
The PM said in order to contain the pandemic, it is crucial to have enough vaccines and raise people’s awareness of prevention measures.
He noted that vaccine production and import must go hand in hand.
The Ministry of Health reported that as of Thursday, Vietnam had administered about 116.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
The country has engaged in technology transfer, research and trial of such vaccines as Nano Covax, COVIVAC, ARCT-154, HIPRA, Sputnik V, Shionogi and some vaccines of Cuba and India. Six factories have registered for COVID-19 drug production.