Germany supports Viet Nam with 852,480 vaccine doses via COVAX
VGP - A delivery of 852,480 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the German Government arrived in Ha Noi on September 16.
This vaccine donation is being supplied via the COVAX Facility in close cooperation with UNICEF and WHO Viet Nam and the Vietnamese Government.
On the occasion of the arrival of the vaccine delivery, German Ambassador to Viet Nam Guido Hildner affirmed that Germany stands with Viet Nam in fighting and overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We can only defeat the pandemic if it is brought under control everywhere. Therefore, Germany and the European Union support the COVAX vaccination campaign for fair and transparent access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide”, he added.
On behalf of the UN Family, United Nations Resident Coordinator ad interim and the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Viet Nam Kidong Park expressed thanks to the Government and people of Germany for sharing with the Vietnamese people these life-saving vaccine doses sent through the COVAX Facility.
The UN continues to advocate for the Government to prioritize vaccination of health care workers and frontline workers, the elderly, people with co-morbidities and those who are at highest risk of severe diseases or deaths, stated Kidong Park.
With the delivery of vaccines donated by the Government of Germany, Viet Nam has received 12,578,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX Facility.
The nation has received around 36 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from various sources so far, of which more than 32.3 million doses have been administered./.
By Thuy Dung