Vietnam receives additional 1.18 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

According to an announcement on August 2 from UNICEF Vietnam, more than 1.18 million doses of Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine (formerly known as AstraZeneca) from the COVAX Facility have arrived in the country.

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The new batch raised the total donations from the global vaccine sharing initiative to Vietnam to more than 8.68 million doses.

The latest batch was shipped from Laboratorio Universal Farma, a manufacturing facility in Spain, according to UNICEF, one of COVAX’s partners.

To date, Vietnam has administered more than 6.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. As many as 659,064 people have received two full shots./.

VNA