More Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines set to arrive

Six million more doses of Covid-19 vaccines – half from the UK’s AstraZeneca and half from the US’s Pfizer – will arrive in Vietnam in the third quarter of this year, the Health Ministry announced.

Vietnam will receive about one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine via the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) Facility sometime between late June and early July, said Prof Dang Duc Anh, Director of the National Institute of Epidemiology and Hygiene.

The vaccine will be offered to industrial park workers and priority groups detailed in Decree 21, including frontline workers, diplomats, customs officers and teachers, among others.

Another shipment of two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, imported by the Health Ministry from the UK-based pharmaceutical company through the Vietnam Vaccine JSC, is due to arrive in the country by the end of September.

Meanwhile, Pfizer announced it will ship three million Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam within the third quarter. It, however, also noted that the time of shipment and the number of doses provided to Vietnam may be subject to change. — Vietnam News/ANN

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