Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has a phone conversation with the CEO of Pfixer – Photo: CGV
This is the second exchange of the Prime Minister with the head of Pfizer since the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreak broke out in Vietnam. Pfizer has completed the early and complete supply of 51 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam at the request of Vietnam at a phone call with the Prime Minister on August 20, 2021.
At a phone call on the evening of February 15, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked and highly appreciated Pfizer Group and the president of Pfizer for their effective coordination with Vietnamese agencies over the past time.
With the close cooperation of Pfizer Corporation and the timely support of vaccines from countries, including the US government, Vietnam has successfully implemented a rapid vaccine strategy, transitioning to an adaptive strategy. flexibly, safely and effectively control COVID-19, restore production activities and recover the economy.
Facing the complicated situation of the epidemic, in order to protect the health of children and continue to effectively implement the safe reopening of schools, the Prime Minister suggested that Pfizer’s chairman and CEO pay attention. promote as soon as possible the supply of 22 million doses of vaccines for children from 5 to under 12 years old in Vietnam in the coming days, try to complete the supply contract in April, no later than May -2022.
The Prime Minister also asked Pfizer to regularly update and provide information on the development of new vaccines, and at the same time provide and transfer technology to produce therapeutic drugs against new strains of the virus. The Vietnamese government is ready to create the most favorable conditions for Pfizer Group to deploy transfer and cooperation in the pharmaceutical field in Vietnam.
Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla thanked the Government of Vietnam for the close cooperation and positive evaluations of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh for Pfizer Group.
Mr. Albert Bourla said that Pfizer as well as himself was impressed with the efforts and success of the Vietnamese Government in implementing an effective vaccination strategy, creating a turning point change in health. health of the Vietnamese people.
Mr. Albert Bourla affirmed that he will make every effort and speed up the implementation of the contract, providing the vaccine for children from 5 to under 12 years old to Vietnam as soon as possible. as fast as possible. Albert Bourla also said that Pfizer can cooperate with Vietnam in transferring technology to produce drugs to treat COVID-19.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister invited the chairman and CEO of Pfizer Group to Vietnam as a guest of the Prime Minister to discuss and promote the long-term cooperation plan between Pfizer Group and Pfizer. and Vietnam.
Previously, Vietnam imported Pfizer’s vaccine for children 12-17 years old. Up to now, the rate of 1st injection in 12-17 year old children is nearly 96%, 2nd dose is nearly 90%.