The ministry said it will only buy safe, effective vaccines that are assessed by the World Health Organisation and approved by the Stringent Regulatory Authorities, and have suitable prices.
The vaccination aims to ensure community immunity. Vietnam expects to have 80 percent of its population vaccinated against COVID-19. However, the current supply allows the country to inject only 20 percent of the population in 2021-2022, targeting 95 percent of those vulnerable to virus infection.
The COVAX Facility programme will provide free vaccines and injection devices to inoculate 15-16 percent of 92 countries, including Vietnam./.