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More than 1.4 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine returned to Vietnam – VnExpress


1,442,300 doses of Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca, under the contract to buy 30 million doses of VNVC Company, divided into two batches to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon and evening of August 26.

Two batches of vaccines of 524,300 and 918,000 doses have been transferred to the cold storage of Vietnam Vaccines Joint Stock Company (VNVC).

For the first time on the same day, AstraZeneca delivered two different shipments in a row, which was also the day VNVC received the largest number of vaccines ever. In the last eight weeks, each week has a batch of goods delivered.

This is also the 10th and 11th delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines. The first batch of vaccines arrived on February 24 with 117,600 doses. The second phase arrived on the evening of May 25 with 287,600 doses. Phase three on 9/7 with 580,000 doses. Phase 4 on 15/7 with 921,400 doses. Phase 5 on July 23 with 1,228,500 doses. Phase 6 on July 29 with 659,900 doses. Phase 7 on August 6 with 592,100 doses, phase 8 on August 13 with 1,113,400 doses, phase 9 on August 19 with 1,209,400 doses.

Thus, to date, nearly 8.2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in VNVC’s purchase contract have been delivered, equivalent to 27.3% of the contract.

The 10th batch of shipments arrived at Tan Son Nhat airport on the afternoon of August 26 with 524,300 doses of AstraZeneca. Photo: Orchid

Currently, Vietnam has received more than 25 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines of all kinds, from Covax mechanisms; contracts purchased by VNVC, purchased by the Ministry of Health, and aided by governments. Of which, nearly 17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, nearly two million doses of Pfizer, more than 5 million doses of Moderna, 2.5 million doses of Sinopharm, and 12,000 doses of Sputnik.

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, named AZD1222, is the first to be licensed for emergency use in Vietnam, supporting the national vaccination program of the Government and the Ministry of Health. As of August 26, the country has injected a total of 18,522,203 doses of vaccine, of which 16,382,658 doses are administered with one dose, and 2,139,545 doses are administered in the second dose.

The Ministry of Health has allowed mixed injection of the Covid-19 vaccine, which means that the person who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine can get the second dose with Pfizer, if the number of vaccines is limited and the vaccinated person agrees.

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