The Center for Research and Production of Vaccines and Biology under the Ministry of Health yesterday announced the North Vietnam will receive 15,000 dozes of vaccine five-in-one Pentaxim made by Sanofi Pasteur, the French-based global pharmaceutical producer.
The batches of vaccine had been imported into Vietnam and being tested in 2 weeks. It is scheduled to be supplied to medical facilities soon. The Injection Center, a part of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, at 131 Lo Duc Street and the Ha Noi-based Preventive Medicine Center said that they are in short of two vaccines six-in-one Infanrix Hexa and five-in-one Pentaxim.
During the past months, the two above-mentioned vaccines are in severe shortage. Parents and kids had to queue a long line in many hours to wait for their turns for a shot. Many parents even agree to pay VND4-5 million (US$180.5 – US$225.6) for a shot but the vaccines are not enough for all.
Before, the Drug Administration of Vietnam said that in 2016, there would be around 49,000 dozes of vaccine six-in-one Infanrix Hexa for the Southeast Asian nation meanwhile in 2015, GlaxoSmithKline said that it has provided around 38,000 dozes of six-in-one Infanrix Haxa vaccine for Vietnam; of which 4,000 for Pasteur Institute which used for research. 34,000 left vaccine have been supplied to medical facilities.