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France donates additional 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Viet Nam

VGP – Viet Nam has received additional 1.4 million doses of Pfizer vaccine gifted by France, bringing France's total vaccine donations to over 2 million doses.

11/29/2021 02:25

The latest round of vaccine donation consists of 400,000 doses via the bilateral diplomatic channel and nearly 1 million doses through the COVAX Facility.

This was the result of Viet Nam’s vaccine diplomacy efforts and of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s official visit to France in November.

Viet Nam expects that France will continue its vaccine aid for and cooperate with Viet Nam in the production and technology transfer of COVID-19 vaccines and treatment drugs, as well as assist Viet Nam regarding related medical equipment and supplies. 

The sides should work together in putting forth creative collaboration measures and orientations for their early adaptation to post-pandemic conditions and gradual recovery of socio-economic activities. 

Last September, Viet Nam received 672,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the French Government via the COVAX facility.

Viet Nam has so far administered more than 118.7 million doses of vaccines, with more than 49 million citizens having been fully vaccinated./.

By Kim Loan