Ministry of Health: There is no import license for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health has just had information on receipt and approval of the COVID-19 vaccine entry dossier, confirming that: The vaccine is conditionally reviewed and approved for the urgent need in COVID-19 epidemic prevention The Ministry of Health complies with the regulations.

Accordingly, recently on the mass media there was news about the import of Moderna vaccines of Vimedimex Medical and Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company. Regarding this content, the Ministry of Health provides the following information:

Following the Prime Minister’s direction in Directive No. 06 / CT-TTg dated February 19, 2021, the Ministry of Health issued Officials No. 1438 / QLD-KD dated February 23, 2021 and No. 2511 / QLD-KD dated 23/03/2021 required drug manufacturers; Export and import of drugs on increasing and diversifying supplies of COVID-19 vaccines in Vietnam.

On that basis, many businesses have sent documents to the Ministry of Health to notify them of searching and contacting the COVID-19 vaccine supplies (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V, Moderna, Sinovac, Curevac …) imported from UK, USA, Russian Federation, China, Germany, Korea …

There is no import license for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The Ministry of Health welcomes enterprises’ efforts to find sources of quality, safe, effective and correct origin of vaccines to supply into Vietnam as soon as possible. legal regulations. The Drug Administration of Vietnam – Ministry of Health is the unit that directly guides the dossier and procedures for importing COVID-19 vaccines to prevent epidemic diseases in Vietnam.

Based on dossiers and documents provided by enterprises, the Ministry of Health has conditionally approved 2 COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 AstraZeneca and SPUTNIK V vaccines for urgent needs in prevention and control. COVID-19 translation. The review and conditional approval of vaccines for urgent needs in the prevention and control of COVID-19 epidemics is carried out by the Ministry of Health in accordance with regulations.

Up to now, the Drug Administration of Vietnam has only received the documents of Vimedimex Medical and Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company announcing the policy of seeking partners to provide vaccines for disease prevention and control COVID-19 (Moderna) to import back to Vietnam and have not received the dossier of Vimedimex Medical and Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company requesting for approval of vaccine COVID-19 produced by Moderna Company.

Recently, the domestic and foreign mass media have reported about frauds and frauds in the sale and purchase of COVID-19 vaccines in the world and in Vietnam.

On March 10, 2021, the Ministry of Health issued a notice recommending agencies and organizations when receiving information, proposals and cooperation on the provision of COVID-19 vaccines to be cautious and proactive. authenticate, verify information, ensure legal, financial and commercial safety.

The Drug Administration of the Ministry of Health has developed a process for receiving and approving COVID-19 vaccine dossiers according to Article 67 of Decree 54/2017 / ND-CP guiding the implementation of the Pharmaceutical Law 2016, ensuring vaccines. is approved to ensure quality, safety and efficiency in accordance with the law.

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