Viet Nam is in talks with four countries to buy COVID-19 vaccine

Viet Nam Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong has said that Viet Nam is in talks with four countries, namely the UK, the U.S., Russia and China to buy Covid-19 vaccines. According to a statement on the government website, mong the four countries, Viet Nam has reached an agreement with the UK-based vaccine producer AstraZeneca to guarantee the supply of 30 million doses for 15 million people between the first and the fourth quarter 

The Minister affirmed the ministry is working hard to ensure Vietnamese people will soon access the COVID-19 vaccines in accordance with Prime Minister’s direction.  

At present, four vaccines are under development by local vaccine producers, namely the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC), the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No. 1 (VABIOTECH), the Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC (NANOGEN), and the Centre for Immunization Vaccines (POLYVAC).

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