Vietnam secures 105 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam has signed contracts for 105 million vaccine doses of the 150 million it needs to cover 70% of its population. It is currently negotiating to buy an additional 55 million doses.
Vietnam secures 105 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine - ảnh 12 million doses of US-funded COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Hanoi on July 10, 2021. (Photo:

By Monday, Vietnam had received 8 million doses and is going to get more directly from manufacturers or via partner countries and international organizations.

This progress realizes Government Resolution 21 issued on February 26 regarding the purchase and use of COVID-19 vaccines.

Vietnam is lobbying for delivery of COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible. 

COVAX has promised to deliver over one million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech to Vietnam between July and September, on top of 4.5 million doses already delivered, and give Vietnam priority in subsequent distributions. COVAX will also transfer mRNA vaccine production technology to Vietnam and send experts to support Vietnam’s development and production of globally recognized vaccines.

The US donated 2 million doses of the Moderna vaccine via the COVAX facility, which arrived in Hanoi last weekend. US manufacturers have also signed technology transfer contracts with Vietnamese partners.

Following two million doses of AstraZeneca that have arrived in Vietnam already, Japan will send one million additional doses. Japan is prepared to work with Vietnamese partners on clinical trials and transffering vaccine production technologies.

Vietnam has received 500,000 doses of China's Sinopharm and 1,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V.

The UK has put Vietnam on its priority list for vaccine distribution, and has asked AstraZeneca to transfer technology and help Vietnam build up its vaccine production capability.

The Australian government has pledged 10 million USD to help Vietnam buy vaccines and will donate 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca by the end of 2021.

UNICEF has promised to support Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout until 2023 by raising 10 million USD and sponsoring nearly 2,000 storage refrigerators.

The Republic of Korea has sent Vietnam 30 million syringes for injection, worth 2.5 million USD.

Germany has donated 1 million quick test kits.