After receiving a total of about 33 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, Vietnam may receive another 16-17 million doses this month.
In August, the amount of Covid-19 vaccine Vietnam received increased significantly with more than 16 million doses, bringing the total number of vaccines to 33 million doses. Vietnam may continue to receive 16-17 million doses in September, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ statement on the meeting of the Diplomatic Working Group on vaccines on September 8.
In addition to vaccine batches, Vietnam has also received and imported a number of effective therapeutic drugs from Japan, India, and Switzerland, receiving many medical equipment worth tens of millions of dollars from the support. of more than 20 partners, international organizations and expatriates.
Members of the Vaccine Diplomacy Working Group said that the initial results were very timely, directly serving the epidemic prevention and control, contributing to speeding up vaccination in many provinces and cities across the country in August.
However, in the context of complicated disease developments and limited supply of vaccines, the members of the working group discussed and agreed on more appropriate solutions to improve advocacy efficiency as well as quickly solve problems. procedures for transporting and receiving vaccines, drugs and equipment to Vietnam.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, leader of the working group, directed the need to continue promoting advocacy at all levels, urging companies to speed up the progress of providing vaccines to Vietnam, and mobilizing partners with potential redundancies. ceded or loaned balance.
The working group also needs to learn about new and potential vaccines being developed for early access and propose specific measures to promote cooperation in vaccine production technology and maximize domestic vaccine development. , towards vaccine autonomy.
Vietnam aims to receive 150 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in 2021 to immunize about 70% of the population, in order to achieve herd immunity. As of tonight, the total dose of vaccine has been injected is 23,577,917 doses, of which 1st dose is 19,809,234 doses, 2nd dose is 3,768,683 doses.