Additional 1.3 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in Vietnam

VOV.VN - A batch of 1.3 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in the nation under a contract signed with the Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC).

The arrival of the latest doses is part of a total of 30 million vaccine doses that the VNVC has ordered from AstraZeneca under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Health.

The batch of doses was handed over to the Ministry of Health on September 27 in order to promptly support the country’s ongoing national vaccination programme.

At present, a total of 15 million doses have been delivered through VNVC, of which five million vaccine doses reached Vietnam in September.

According to details given by the Ministry of Health, through the latest delivery the country has now received approximately 50 million doses of vaccines of various different types from numerous different sources.

So far, the nation has inoculated a total of over 38.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, including more than 30.4 million people who have received one shot and nearly 8 million others who have been double jabbed.

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