Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine licensed in Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) - The Vietnamese Ministry of Health announced Saturday that it has approved the use of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine for pandemic prevention and control in Vietnam. 

This is the first COVID-19 vaccine licensed by the ministry for immunization to prevent the pandemic. According to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, Astra Zeneca pledged to supply about 30 million doses of vaccine to Vietnam in 2021. The ministry is also working with other partners to increase the number of vaccines for Vietnam. Astra Zeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be available and injected into Vietnamese people in the first quarter of this year. The Ministry of Health has also directed domestic vaccine producers to urgently conduct vaccine research, clinical trials and production.

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