Nation welcomes arrival of further 1.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines

VOV.VN - Approximately 1.5 million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 12 and above produced by Pfizer of the United States arrived in the country on September 12, according to National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.

The move aims to boost the supply of vaccines to the nation amid the number of severe COVID-19 cases increasing.

At present the country has administered roughly 258.7 million COVID-19 vaccine shots.

It is now one of the nations with the largest vaccination coverage globally as almost 100% of people aged 18 and above have now received their first or second dose. In addition, 77.3% of the population have had their third dose and 78.8% of the population have had their fourth inoculation.

In addition, in the 12 to 17 age group, first-and-second-dose coverage also hit almost 100%, while third-dose coverage reached 55.2%.

After five months of implementing COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged five to 12, over 16.1 million doses have been administered, with first-dose coverage hitting 86.4% and second-dose coverage reaching 58.1%.