Refrigerated trucks allocated to Military Regions for COVID-19 vaccine transport

The Ministry of Health has decided to allocate 63 specialised trucks for COVID-19 vaccine transport, produced by Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO), to seven military regions across the country under the management of the Ministry of National Defence.

The refrigerated trucks will serve the largest-ever vaccination campaign in the country from July 2021 to April 2022, ensuring the quality of vaccines.

THACO has handed over the trucks to Military Regions 1, 3 and 4, and is scheduled to deliver the trucks to the remaining regions from July 23. The trucks are designed to meet all temperature standards, ensuring that vaccines are always kept at a temperature of 2-8 degrees Celsius.

Right in July, the Military Regions will use the trucks to transport COVID-19 vaccines to localities. Meanwhile, storages have been built in the Military Regions to receive the vaccines.

They have also received instructions and training to meet good storage practice (GSP) standards, thus getting ready to undertake the storage and transport of the vaccines from August.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said his ministry and relevant ministries and sectors have worked together to set up a new system of storage based on the support of the army.

The vaccines will be kept in warehouses meeting GSP standards that have been jointly constructed by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of National Defence before sending to vaccination sites in nearby localities, thus ensuring fast and safe delivery, he added.