Additional Covid-19 vaccine approved to be used in Vietnam

Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong on August 22 made a decision to approve an additional Pfizer BioNTech vaccine manufactured by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company and Hospira Incorporated.

Earlier, on June 12, the Ministry of Health approved the Pfizer vaccine named Comirnaty manufactured by Pfizer (Belgium) and BioNTech (Germany).

The Southeast Asian country has so far signed a contract to buy 51 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, including 20 million doses for people aged from 12 to 17 years old.
The first batch of Pfizer vaccines arrived in Vietnam in July.

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