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Viet Nam to have over 91 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in second half

VGP – Viet Nam will receive 91.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the second half of 2021, including 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine for children under 18, said Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Dang Duc Anh on July 19.

07/20/2021 10:40

This week, around 3 million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the U.S. Government via COVAX Facility will arrive in Viet Nam, he added.

Meanwhile, Pfizer agreed to increase vaccine supply for Viet Nam from three million to 3.5 million doses in the third quarter and additional 20 million doses for the whole year, raising the total number of scheduled Pfizer doses to 51 million, an increase of 20 million compared to the plan.

Thus, the country expects to have 175 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 105 million doses from various sources committed for Viet Nam and 70 million ones under negotiations and scheduled to be signed in 2021 and early 2022. 

So far, Viet Nam has received 10.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, comprising of 7.1 million doses of AstraZeneca, two million doses of Moderna and 194,200 doses of Pfizer. 

More than 26 million COVID-19 vaccine doses will land in Viet Nam in the third quarter and the figure will rise to 65.5 million in the fourth quarter of the year, Dang highlighted.

As of late July 19, 4,305,501 vaccine doses were administered, with 309,791 people fully vaccinated.

Viet Nam has documented 60,180 COVID-19 cases, 56,530 of whom are locally-transmitted cases who were detected since April 27 when the fourth wave of COVID-19 resurgence began. 

The numbers of recoveries and fatalities are 11,047 and 334, respectively./.

By Thuy Dung