Spokeswoman: Vietnam to continue stepping up vaccine diplomacy hinh anh 1Vaccines are stored at a warehouse (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of new variants, Vietnam will continue stepping up vaccine diplomacy in the near future to meet vaccination demand in the country next year, said Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang.

During the ministry’s regular press conference held virtually on December 9, Hang said thanks to concerted efforts in vaccine diplomacy and the hard work of the entire political system, including high-ranking leaders, Vietnam has so far received over 150 million vaccine doses, thus meeting vaccination demand at home.

She added that Vietnam is now among countries with high vaccination rate, which has considerably reduced negative impacts of the pandemic, thus laying a solid foundation for the country to enter a period of safely, flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling COVID-19 and restoring economic development.

According to her, vaccine diplomacy work is meant to access potential sources of vaccines for children, support the production of COVID-19 vaccines and medicines at home, and continue pooling international resources for medical equipment and attract investment in public health care, contributing to improving health infrastructure quality in Vietnam./.