Received nearly 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Poland and Korea

On the afternoon of October 15, the Ministry of Health organized to receive nearly 2 million doses Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca is supported by Poland and Korea.

Of these, nearly 887,700 doses of the vaccine were funded by Poland. This is the second time that Poland has supported a Covid-19 vaccine for Vietnam, bringing the total number of doses of the vaccine provided by the government to Vietnam to more than 1.3 million.

On the same day, the remaining 1.1 million doses of vaccine supported by South Korea were also handed over to the Ministry of Health.

Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen receives a batch of AstraZeneca vaccine given by the Polish Government and people from the Polish Ambassador to Vietnam – Photo: Tran Minh

Earlier, at a meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 12, Korean Ambassador to Vietnam Park Noh Wan announced that the Korean Government had supported Vietnam with 1.1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. This batch of vaccines arrived in Vietnam on October 13.

At the handover ceremony on the afternoon of October 15, Ambassador Park Noh Wan emphasized that this is Korea’s first and largest bilateral vaccine support for partners, in the context of global shortage of vaccines. as well as difficulties in Korea.

At the reception ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen thanked the Polish and Korean governments and people for the support and companionship in the fight against Covid-19 in Vietnam. Leaders of the Ministry of Health expressed their desire to have access to more vaccine sources to increase vaccine coverage for the people.

The Ministry of Health also committed to distribute these newly received vaccines to units and localities based on the actual situation to meet urgent epidemic prevention and control requirements, ensuring appropriateness and effectiveness. .

By the end of October 14, Vietnam had injected more than 59.8 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, of which more than 17 million people had received 2 doses of the vaccine. Over 57% of people aged 18 years and over in Vietnam have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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