Vietnam receives additional 921,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses

An additional 921,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, part of the purchase of 30 million doses from the company in 2021, arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on July 15.

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This is the fourth – and also the biggest shipment – from the deal AstraZeneca signed with the Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company in December last year.

The Vietnamese vaccine company has agreed to sell their entire supply of this year to the Vietnamese health ministry on a not-for-profit basis.

To date, 1.9 million doses in the contracted amount have arrived in Vietnam.

AstraZeneca was the first vaccine to have obtained authorisation for emergency use in Vietnam.

Nearly 4.15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide so far, with nearly 287.000 people receiving the full two doses./.

VNA