Vietnam works to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccination will be conducted in line with the Government’s resolution, thus ensuring equal access to the vaccines, according to a recent meeting between the Health Ministry and WHO and UNICEF representatives.

Vietnam works to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines  - ảnh 1Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long (center) at the meeting with representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam on the COVID-19 vaccine (Photo:

The meeting took place after the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, jointly studied and produced by AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company and the UK’s Oxford University, arrived in Vietnam on Wednesday.

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long expressed his thank for efforts by the COVAX Facility programme to help Vietnam soon approach the vaccines.

Vietnam wishes to get quality vaccines at suitable prices and matching the country’s storage capacity, he said, pledging that his ministry will promptly deal with procedure-related issues to facilitate the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX Facility programme.

This has been the biggest vaccination campaign in Vietnam so far, with more than 100 million doses, Long said, informing that the ministry has promptly charted scenarios and mobilised the participation of all units both and outside the medical sector in this campaign.

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