Vietnam receives additional 1.2 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses

Over 1.2 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on July 23 morning. This is the fifth and also the biggest shipment of the deal to purchase 30 million doses signed between AstraZeneca and the Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company.

To date, nearly 8.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have been delivered to Vietnam, accounting for 76 percent of the country's total COVID-19 vaccine volume.

According to AstraZeneca, the amount of the vaccine brought to Vietnam in July 2021 shows the vaccine manufacture’s efforts to accelerate its supply to support Vietnam's fight against the pandemic.

The company will continue its cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the VNVC to quickly and safely transport the vaccine to Vietnam.

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